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Veteran Cast Prepares Farce

There is no love lost between the characters played by Tammy Wilkinson, left and Julia Preston-Fulton in the farce "Who's On First?" The play opens at the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12.

There is no love lost between the characters played by Tammy Wilkinson, left and Julia Preston-Fulton in the farce "Who's On First?" The play opens at the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12.

OSWEGO, NY – Four local veteran actors are being prepared by director Sherri Metz for the upcoming production of the farce, “Who’s On First?”

The play will be presented in the Frances Marion Brown Theater in the Arts Center at Fort Ontario September 12, 13, 19-21.

There is no love lost between the characters played by Tammy Wilkinson, left and Julia Preston-Fulton in the farce "Who's On First?" The play opens at the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12.
There is no love lost between the characters played by Tammy Wilkinson, left and Julia Preston-Fulton in the farce “Who’s On First?” The play opens at the Arts Center at Fort Ontario on Sept. 12.

Metz, who directed such recent hits as “Don’t Drink The Water” and “Caught In The Net” selected Peter Mahan, Julia Preston-Fulton, Knathan MacKenzie-Roy and Tammy Lynn Wilkinson for the on-stage performers.

Brian Pringle will also be heard as the voice of the magic lamp.

Mahan has been working in community theater in the Central New York area in a variety of capacities since 2001 and made his acting debut for the Players in “I Remember Mama” in 2006.

He has since appeared in seven shows with them including Twelve Angry Men, Mame, Hound of the Baskervilles, and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.

He recently appeared with his wife in “In Search of Eden” with the CNY Arts Center.

No stranger to the CNY theater scene, Wilkinson most recently appeared in the Oswego Players’ production of “Gypsy.”

Other productions have included “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” and “Hamlet” with the Red House Arts Center in Syracuse.

When she’s not on stage, she is “producer” for the Oswego Players, Inc.

Preston-Fulton has been involved with the Oswego Players since she was a baby. Her mother frequently participated in plays and she grew up helping her mother memorize lines. She has appeared on stage in several productions including “Once Upon and Mattress,” “Silent Night, Lonely Night” and “Witness for the Prosecution.”

She recently appeared in “Gypsy” having returned to the Players after spending a year teaching English in Japan and was also seen in the CNY Arts Center production of “Romeo and Juliet.”

MacKenzie-Roy has been busy performing in the area and just completed a run in the CNY Arts Center production of “Romeo and Juliet.”

With the Players, he was seen recently in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “The Diningroom.”

“Who’s On First” will be performed on Sept. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sept. 21.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Oswego Players’ box office at 343-5138.