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October 22, 2018

Way Down East Returns To Oswego Stage


OSWEGO – Rick Sivers was a recent guest at the Oswego Rotary Club.

Pictured are: club president Richard Tesoriero and Rick Sivers.

Pictured are: club president Richard Tesoriero and Rick Sivers.

Sivers described the process by which he researched and found the script and other materials, from the play – Way Down East – that was written in Oswego by an Oswegonian and became the longest-running show in NYC up to its time.

Over a period of years, it was performed in Oswego nine times but has not been performed for more than 100 years.

Lottie Blair Parker is the author.

The play originally opened in NYC in 1898 and quickly became one of the most successful plays of the era.

The comedy-melodrama is a rich blend of stereotypical characters set in New England.

The Oswego Players show continues on May 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and May 15 at 2 p.m.

For reservations, call the Players’ box office at 343-5138.

The play is being presented in conjunction with the Bicentennial of Oswego County and a theater exhibit at the Richardson-Bates House Museum.

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