Oswego Players are presenting the play “The Dining Room” at 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at the Frances Marion Brown Theater at Fort Ontario Park.
During the play, attendees will enter the dining room, where three men and three women portray 50-plus diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of wealthy WASPdom, and the now neglected room which was once a vital center of family life.
Sound simple? Think again!
As comic sketch crazily succeeds comic sketch, a whole pattern of American life emerges.
“This is an actors show”, says director Bobby Fontana. While a typical show requires an actor to focus and embrace one particular character, this show requires the actor to continually change identities through accent, expression and physicality from the moment the curtain is raised!
You won’t find an elaborate set, exquisite costumes or mind blowing props… but you will experience six stellar actors who deliver a myriad of characters ranging from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to southern housemaids.
Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events all intertwined to the plays main theme… an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP!
Come see the “sensational six” as Fontana coined them for one of their five performances.
The cast includes Brian Pringle, Knate MacKensie Roy, Matthew Gordon, Stephanie Johnson, Banna Rubinow and Tammy Wilkinson.
Log on to the players website www.oswegoplayers.org or call the box office at 343.5138 for more information.
The Oswego Players – 76 years and still entertaining!