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Players’ Holiday Production To Be Led By Norman Berlin III

Pictured are: Ella Culligan, Tammy Wilkinson, Norman Berlin III, Micheal Bolio, Matt Belewski, Josh DeLorenzo, Apollo Avery, Leah Norton, Issac Kerns, Jesse Pauldine, Noah Pauldine, Eli Belewski, and Stephanie Johnson.
Pictured are: Ella Culligan, Tammy Wilkinson, Norman Berlin III, Micheal Bolio, Matt Belewski, Josh DeLorenzo, Apollo Avery, Leah Norton, Issac Kerns, Jesse Pauldine, Noah Pauldine, Eli Belewski, and Stephanie Johnson.

OSWEGO – The Oswego Players announced that its latest production, Jean Shepard’s “A Christmas Story,” will directed by Norman Berlin III.

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Pictured are: Ella Culligan, Tammy Wilkinson, Norman Berlin III, Micheal Bolio, Matt Belewski, Josh DeLorenzo, Apollo Avery, Leah Norton, Issac Kerns, Jesse Pauldine, Noah Pauldine, Eli Belewski, and Stephanie Johnson.

Berlin assumed the leadership role after the original production director, Bobby Fontana, had to drop out for personal reasons.

Though this will be Berlin’s first feature length directoral assignment, he has been involved with theater for most of his life having appeared in an Oswego Children’s Theater production “The Wizard of Oz”at a tender age.

Since then, he has been seen in inumerable productions and earned a master degree in library science.

“A Christmas Story” tells familiar tale of Ralphie and his family’s yuletide adventures, growing up in 1940 Gary, Indiana.

The Players’ version of the show features a large cast of area children and adults including Eli Belawski as Ralphie along with Tammy Wilkinson and Micheal Bolio, as Mother and the Old Man.

Other cast members include Josh Delorenzo, as older Ralph, Apollo Avery as Randy, Stephanie Johnson Miss Shields, Jesse Pauldine as Flick, August Mcdonald as Schwartz, Leah Norton as Ester Jane, Ella Culligan as Helen Weathers, Noah Pauldine as Scut Farkas, Isaac Kearns as Toadie, Matthew Belawski as a townsperson and Alyssa Clavelli also as a townsperson.

“A Christmas Story” was adapted for the stage by Jean Shepard Leigh Brown and Bob Clark.

The show is presented by specail arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

“A Christmas Story” will be presented on December 1, 2, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. and December 9 at 2 p.m. at the Frances Marion Brown Theater at Fort Ontario Park in Oswego.

Ticket prices include: studenst and seniors $9 and adults $14.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 315-343-5138 or via www.oswegoplayers.org