OSWEGO, NY – When the Oswego Players mounts â€œThe Hound of the Baskervillesâ€ in early October, two local favorites will pay the key roles of Kathy Stapleton and Sir Henry.
Troy Pepper will be directing this Tim Kelly version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyleâ€™s well-known â€œThe Hound of the Baskervilles.â€
This classic suspense thriller has Tammy Wilkinson as the vivacious young Stapleton and Bobby Fontana as the heir to the estate, Sir Henry.
Wilkinson will be known to Oswego Playersâ€™ regulars as the not so dumb Billie Dawn in â€œBorn Yesterdayâ€ and cute and perky â€œSunnyâ€ in last summerâ€™s â€œThe Lady Who Cried Fox.â€
She takes every opportunity to perform on stage, having worked with Appleseed Productions (â€œDellaâ€™s Dinerâ€), Sugar Pearl Players (â€œThe Vagina Monologuesâ€) and the Oswego Childrenâ€™s Theatre (â€œGo Ask Aliceâ€).
Presently, she is working on a movie project, â€œFallen Angelâ€ as an actor and location manager.
Professionally she is Marketing Coordinator for LeRoi, Inc.
Fontana as Sir Henry, heir to the Baskerville estate, is no stranger to the Playersâ€™ stage.
He made his debut in 1995 as the comic bellboy in â€œLend Me a Tenorâ€ by Ken Ludwig.
He enjoyed it so much that he has been busy ever since acting in 21 shows for Players, 4 with the Port City Theatre, 3 with Fulton Community Theatre, and 7 with the Oswego Childrenâ€™s Theatre.
He also includes in his resume 3 operas, even though he admits he canâ€™t sing.
He will, however, do any non-singing part available.
Fontana turned his collective experiences toward directing, with 8 full-length productions, most recently the successful, â€œOne Flew Over the Cukooâ€™s Nest.â€
Other cast members include: Peter and Kelly Mahan, D. J. Russell, Erin Chetney, Bevery Murtha, Steve Standish, Norman Berlin, III, Quinn Etchie, and Ken Snow.
â€œThe Hound of the Baskervillesâ€ by Tim Kelly, will be playing in the Frances Marion Brown Theatre in the Fort Ontario Arts Complex on Oct. 8 and 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
There will be a matinee on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices are: adults – $10; seniors – $8 and students – $7.
Reservations may be made by calling the Players Box Office at 315-343-5138.