Oswego Players to hold 75th anniversary fund-raiser

In anticipation of the Oswego Players’ 75th year of continuous operation beginning January 2013, the Players are looking for support in upgrading the Oswego Civic Arts Center building.

Formerly the Quartermaster building for Fort Ontario, the center, turning 100 in 2013, is in need of repair and upgrades.

It is shared by the Players and the Art Association of Oswego.  Both groups are contributing volunteer support to this fund-raising effort.

A fund-raising campaign is in progress to add to the building renovation fund.

Aug. 25, a fund-raising dinner will be held at the Foundry in Oswego. There will be a silent auction of items donated by local businesses, a cash bar and a buffet meal.

The “piece de resistance” will be the British farce by Ray Cooney, “Caught in the Net,” a sequel to his farcical romp, “Run for your Wife.” Cooney is well-known for his outrageously funny situations and characterizations.

Directing the farce will be Oswego Players veteran director Sherri Baker. The cast will include Michael Callahan, Beverly Murtha, Adele and Eric Cronk, Aaron Callahan, Elizabeth Ladd and Dr. Michael Nupuf.

Crewing will be Nelson Metz, stage manager; Christopher Metz, sound; Julia Preston-Fulton, props, and Elizabeth Ladd, makeup.

The Players and Art Association members are also selling raffle tickets for a trip for two to Las Vegas, including air fare, a week’s lodging and $500 spending money. There will a maximum of 1,000 tickets sold.

They will be available from any Player or Art Association member and also sold at the Oswego Farmer’s Marketon Thursday evenings and at Harborfest in the Art Association’s booth.

Those seeking more information may visit the Oswego Players web site at www.oswegoplayers.org, or call the Box Office at  343-5138, or e-mail to oswegoplayers@yahoo.com.

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