The Oswego Players will open their second production of the2010 season Friday April 11 with the Ken Keseyâ€™s classic drama â€œOne Flew Over the Cuckooâ€™s Nestâ€. Directed by veteran director Bobby Fontana.
Bobby Fontana has been involved with local theater since 1995 when he appeared in an Oswego Players production of â€œLend Me a Tenorâ€. Since then he has been seen on stage in dozens of shows including â€œThe Wizard of Ozâ€, â€œThe Christmas Spiritâ€, â€œFlying Colorsâ€, â€œAlice in Wonderlandâ€ and â€œThe Childrenâ€™s Hourâ€. In addition to acting, Bob has also directed several productions including â€œThe Fourth Wallâ€, â€œPhiladelphia Storyâ€, â€œThe Four Poster Bedâ€, â€œCheaper by the Dozenâ€, â€œSylviaâ€, â€œThe Runner Stumblesâ€, and â€œButterflies are Freeâ€ He has also performed with the Fulton Community Theatre, Oswego Opera Theater, and Port City Theatre in â€œGodspellâ€, â€œIn His Stepsâ€, and â€œJohn, His Storyâ€.
Bob is supported in the production of â€œOne Flew Over the Cuckooâ€™s Nestâ€ by Quinn Etchie as assistant director and Sharon Darrow, as stage Manger. Technical staffers include Ken Snow and Norm Berlin Jr. on set construction and Richard Mosher on light design.
The production features an ensemble cast including Peter Mahan as Randle P. McMurphy and Laura Lowerie as Nurse Ratched. Other cast includes, Joe Calverase, Zane Leo, Sue Pirrera, Troy Pepper, Kyle Walton, Richard Mosher, Norman Berlin III, Norman Berlin Jr, Ken Snow, Dennis Darrow, Jennifer Snow, Larry Rose, Amanda Lee Mosher.
The show will be presented April 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. with a matinee performance on April 25 at 2:00 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, $9 for seniors and $7 for students. . For reservations call 343-5138. â€œOne Flew Over the Cuckooâ€™s Nestâ€ is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.