Rehearsals Under Way For ‘On Borrowed Time’

Oswego Players’ director Richard Mosher and his cast are busy with rehearsals for the next to last show of the Players’ 75th season.

It has been a great time with all the members working toward a common goal of continuing to bring quality community theatre to our very faithful audiences.

Two actors in “On Borrowed Time” have worked hard toward that goal – Troy Pepper (The Sheriff) and Beverly Murtha (Demetria).

Pepper jumped right in after his Christmas show, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with the directorship of the first show in February, “Dial M for Murder,” a classic thriller written by Frederick Knott.  He loves the classics as evidenced by his choices over the years of such fine old gems like “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “Hound of the Baskervilles” and “Blithe Spirit.”

Murtha has been active with both the Players and the Oswego Children’s Theatre.  Her first major role back in 2009 was as the frazzled, confused lead in “The Lady Who Cried Fox.” Since then, she has proven both willing and able to succeed with any role she wishes to tackle. Murtha’s depth and range continue to grow and she has become adept in both female leads and character parts.

In addition to having a family and full-time job, she still manages to contribute time and effort to the Oswego County Humane Society by rescuing and fostering cats and kittens, many of which have been cruelly abandoned by their human owners.

Other cast members are Anne Raynor, Joni Anderson, Wayne Mosher, Peter Mahan, Matthew Oldenburg, Charlie Stoutenger, Jim Oldenburg, Michael Moss, Kyle Walton, Jonathan C. Altman, Zach Dumott and Tippy (Betty the Dog).

This sensitive drama will open November 15 at 8 p.m., in the Frances Marion Brown Theatre in the Oswego Arts Center at Fort Ontario.

Performances will continue November 16 at 8 p.m. and the following weekend, November 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on November 24.

Ticket prices are $10/adults; $8/seniors and $7/students.

Reservations are advised and can be made through the box office at 315-343-5138.

Pathfinder Bank has been most generous in its support of the Oswego Players’ 75th season productions.

Check the Oswego Players’ website at for additional information.