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September 22, 2018

Wayne Mosher Jr. In Barrymore Role


The fall Oswego Players’ production of “On Borrowed Time,” directed by Richard Mosher, will feature his father, Wayne Mosher Jr. in the lead role of “Gramps.”

Lionel Barrymore originated the part on Broadway, even though wheelchair bound.

Peter Mahan will assume the character of Mr. Brink (aka the “Grim Reaper”).

On Broadway, it was Cedric Hardwicke, who claimed it as his favorite role.

As the time of Gramps’ demise approaches, he is not about to “go gentle into that good night.”

The play details how he duels with and traps death and the consequences of that action, particularly as affects his beloved grandson, Pud, played by Matthew Oldenburg.

Both Mosher and Mahan have impressive acting credits, both with the Players and the Oswego Children’s Theatre.  These are challenging roles, with both men willing and able to take them on.

Supporting cast members are Anne Raynor, Joni Anderson, Beverly Murtha, Charlie Stoutenger, Jim Oldenburg, Kyle Walton, Jonathan C. Altman, Norman Berlin, Troy Pepper and Tippy (Betty the Dog).

This sensitive drama will open November 15 at 8 p.m. in the Frances Marion Brown Theatre in the Oswego Arts Center at Fort Ontario.

Performances will continue November 16 at 8 p.m. and the following weekend, November 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on November 24.

Ticket prices are $10/adults; $8/seniors and $7/students.

Reservations are advised and can be made through the box office at 315-343-5138.

Pathfinder Bank has been most generous in its support of the Oswego Players’ 75th season productions.

Check the Oswego Players’ website at www.oswegoplayers.org for additional information.

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