OSWEGO, NY – Most people look forward to the holidays with happiness and joy.
There are others, on the fringes, to whom the holidays are times of loneliness and dread.
Richard Mosher, Oswego Players’ newest director, has chosen a play that depicts the latter.
In “Silent Night, Lonely Night” by Richard Anderson, Jon Altman and Julia Preston play a couple whom life has dealt a tough hand. Meeting by chance in a small New England College town, they indulge in a brief, but bittersweet, romantic interlude over the Christmas holidays.
This story is far from the jingle bells, glitz and glamour normally portrayed, but gives a glimpse of the side of Christmas not usually seen or heard.
Altman and Preston are aided by the strong presences of Amanda Mosher, Quinn Etchie, Knate Roy and Ryan Smith.
Production dates are scheduled for Dec. 2, 3 and 9, 10 at 8 p.m. with a matinee on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Frances Marion Brown Theatre, Fort Ontario Arts Complex.
Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors and $7/students.
They may be reserved by calling the Players’ Box Office at 343-5138.