‘What the Rabbi Saw’ Well Into Rehearsals

OSWEGO – So what’s involved in producing a play?” you ask. Well that deserves a multi-layered answer.

Pictured: Matt Fleming as Walter, the Groom, Pablo Mendoza as Noel, the Wedding Planner, Rachael Torba Grage, Wendy, the Bride, and Victoria Eckhard as Claudia, the Bridgemaid.

First and most importantly, you need a great script. And boy do we have a doozie this time around. “What the Rabbi Saw” is a crazy adult farce about a wedding where anything that could go wrong does.

This finely-tuned exercise in physical comedy zips from one hilarious situation to the next as all try to hide their exploits and make it to the church on time.

Next, you need a great Director. And boy do we have a goodie. Tom Briggs popular G.R. Bodley Director is on board with one of his most favorite shows.

He chose some gifted actors to take the roles and has them working hard four nights a week at the Frances Marion Brown Theater in Oswego. As a matter of fact, a talented cast and crew makes up Part 3 of the requirements for success.

Now a play would not be a play without a set to surround the actors as they hone their characters and learn their lines. And once again we have the most intimate theater in the area. The FMB Theater in the Civic Arts Center is the home of the Oswego Players.

The theater seats a few more than 100 which makes every seat a perfect seat.

But most of all, a wonderfully funny play needs an audience to help make the theater come alive and that’s where you all come in.

“What the Rabbi Saw” plays for six days only. April 26, 27 May 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 and May 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available on line at oswegoplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 315-342-5138. Adults are $14, seniors and students (18+) are $9. Now you can’t find a better bargain than that, so…Y’all Come Now!