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September 19, 2018

The Dining Room – Quite A Dish!


OSWEGO, NY – Enter the dining room, where three men and three women portray 50 plus diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of wealthy WASPdom, and the now neglected room which was once a vital center of family life!

Sound simple?

Think again!

Local favorites Brian Pringle and Tammy Wilkinson bring "Michael" and "Aggie" to life in rehearsal at the Francis Marion Brown theater. (Courtesy of TJ McIntosh)

Local favorites Brian Pringle and Tammy Wilkinson bring “Michael” and “Aggie” to life in rehearsal at the Francis Marion Brown theater. (Courtesy of TJ McIntosh)

As comic sketch crazily succeeds comic sketch, a whole pattern of American life emerges and takes quite the dynamic cast to pull this off.

“This is an actors show,” said director Bobby Fontana.

While a typical show requires an actor to focus and embrace one particular character, this show requires the actor to continually change identities through accent, expression and physicality from the moment the curtain is raised.

You won’t find an elaborate set, exquisite costumes or mind blowing props… but you will experience six stellar actors who deliver a myriad of characters ranging from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to southern housemaids.

Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events all intertwined to the plays main theme… an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP.

Come see the “sensational six” as Fontana coined them for one of their five performances starting the weekend of February 21 and 28 at the Frances Marion Brown theater.

You won’t want to miss this brilliantly conceived and richly humorous theatrical tour de force staring Brian Pringle, Knate MacKensie Roy, Matthew Gordon, Stephanie Johnson, Banna Rubinow and Tammy Wilkinson.

Log on to the Players’ website www.oswegoplayers.org or call the box office at 315-343-5138 for more information.

The Oswego Players – 76 years and still entertaining!

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