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 drama will open at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 in the Frances Marion Brown Theatre in the Oswego Arts Center at Fort Ontario.
Performances will continue at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
Reservations for tickets are advised and can be made through the Box Office at 343.5138. Check the Oswego Players website at oswegoplayers.org for additional information.