Pringle and Anderson in ‘Don’t Drink the Water’

Director Sherri Lynn Metz has chosen Woody Allen’s very funny farce, “Don’t Drink the Water” for the Oswego Players’ 75th anniversary season September showing.

It is typical Woody humor and fast-paced with plenty of confusion and laughs.

Brian Pringle
Brian Pringle

She has assembled a fine cast, well up to the craziness of the material.

Brian Pringle (Father Drobney) has an impressive theatre resume and may be remembered from 2007’s “Born Yesterday” when he played “the heavy,” Harry Brock. He is currently looking forward to the fall semester at Cayuga Community College, where he will be teaching an Introduction to Theatre course.

Along with teaching, he keeps busy with his participation in Sterling’s “Screamers Hollow” event and the “Dickens’ Christmas” in Skaneateles. This is a talented and busy guy indeed.

Also in the cast is newcomer Joannie Anderson.

Joannie Anderson
Joannie Anderson

She was born in Oswego County, but attended high school in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Anderson returned to the area to study musical theatre at SUNY Oswego. She is just coming off a chorus role in the last Players’ show, “Mame” and has performed in a number of college productions including “Cabaret,” “Into the Woods” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”

She has also performed in several student film projects, including the web series, “Conquest!”

With all this performing she still has some time for her hobbies which include drawing, dancing, special effects makeup and studying foreign languages.

Other cast members include, Knate Roy, Chris Metz, Sherri Metz, Nelson Metz, Jennifer Snow, Juan Lamanna and Julia Dighe.

The show is scheduled for production September 13, 14, 20, 21 and 22.

Stage manager is Brie McIntosh.

The Players are grateful for the support from Pathfinder Bank toward the Oswego Players’ 75th season productions.

The Oswego Players’ website at is the source for more information.