The Oswego Players latest production, Agatha ChristieÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTen Little IndiansÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, will feature a cast of veteran actors along with a few new comers.
One of the veterans, Mark Mirabito, has been involved with the Oswego Players for many years. Among his first appearances was as the dashing Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAuntie MameÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, and has appeared in dozens of other roles including Louis, in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Lion in WinterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, Norman, in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Star Spangled GirlÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, and most notably as Biff in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDeath of a SalesmanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. Mark teaches Health, Psychology, and Anatomy at Oswego High School and is an adjunct professor at Oswego State teaching Psychology and other subjects.
Another cast veteran, Sherrie Baker, has been treading the boards with the Oswego Players for twenty years, as an actress and more recently as a director. Favorite roles with the Oswego Players include Eleanor, in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Lion in WinterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and Romaine, in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWitness for the ProsecutionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â among dozens of other roles. Her directoral credits include Neil SimonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Star Spangled GirlÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Bad SeedÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Sherrie has also been seen with many area groups including the Waterman Summer Theater series at Oswego State University, where she appeared as the Countess in a memorable production ofÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Sound of MusicÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. In her spare time Sherrie is the choir director at OswegoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s First Methodist Church.
In addition to Mirabito and Baker the cast of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTen Little IndiansÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â includes: Nelson Metz, Jim McGann, Freda Kocher, Bobby Fontana, Troy Pepper, Matt Lamphere, Dale and Chris Bixler, and Ken Snow.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTen Little IndiansÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â tells the tale of a group of ten strangers trapped on an isolated island retreat with a murderer, who picks them off, one by one.
Director Inez Manor Parker is assisted in this production by Shana White as Stage Manager, Richard Mosher, as Light Designer, Ken Snow and Norman Berlin Jr as set designers,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Amanda Mosher, as special effects make-up designer, and Kelly Mosher, as Costume designer.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTen Little IndiansÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â will be presented on July 11, 12, 18, 19, at 8 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m. at the Frances Marion Brown Theater, located in the Civic Arts Center Building, in Fort Ontario Park, in Oswego. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors and $7 for Students. Reservations can be made by calling the Oswego Players box office at 343-5138, or tickets can be purchased in person at the Downtown Box Office located in the Discover Oswego Shop in the Canal Commons in Downtown Oswego. Credit cards are accepted at this location only. This production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.