The Oswego Civic Arts Center

   Frances Marion Brown Theater 





by David Javerbaum

Directed by Paul McKinney

April 28, 29  May 4, 5, 6 2018

Charles Isherwood, reviewing “An Act of God” called the play "a gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind’s attempts to fathom God’s wishes through the words of the Bible and use them to their own ends.

God along with his Archangels Michael and Gabriel take the audience through a fun filled question answer exchange as God attempts to up-date the 10 Commandments for a changing world.  Be prepared to be interviewed by God himself as the audience gets an opportunity participate in this lively comedic exchange.

(ADULT AUDIENCE) Content and Language




7:00 PM May 16, 2018

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Have You Ever Seen An Unexplained Shadow That Scared You?

Have You Heard Unexplained Noises When No-One Was There?

Are There Spirits All Around Us?

Now is the time to see and hear for yourself actual video recordings of an intensive investigation into the unknown. The Soul Searchers team recently completed a six- hour investigation of the Civic Arts Center, recording the sites and sounds all around this 100 year old building which now houses the Oswego Players and the Art Association of Oswego. Come see and hear the stunning results as the Team presents their findings in a lively fun filled evening of entertainment.




Music by Harvey Schmidt and Lyrics by Tom Jones

Directed by Inez Parker

July 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 2018

“The Fantasticks” is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud.

The show's original Off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. Come enjoy a step back to a simpler time and sing along with the classic song…” Try to Remember.” Come join us for a melodic trip down memory lane.





 by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston

Directed by Troy Pepper

September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2018

“Dracula” comes to the Oswego Players stage with all the excitement of Bram Stoker’s original book. In the revised play, Abraham Van Helsing investigates the mysterious illness of a young woman, Lucy Seward, with the help of her father and fiance. He discovers she is the victim of Count Dracula, a powerful vampire who is feeding on her blood. The men follow one of Dracula's servants to the vampire's hiding place, where they decide they must try to kill him. Come early to the theater, get the best seat in the house and experience the rush of excitement watching if they finally succeed in their quest. Faint of heart beware.





by Andrew Bergman

(Dinner Theater at the Church of the Resurrection)

Directed by Inez Parker

October 19, 20, 2018

“Social Security” is a play by Andrew Bergman that focuses on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn, whose life is upended when her Mineola housewife sister Trudy deposits their eccentric mother Sophie on the couple's doorstep while she and her husband Martin head to Buffalo to rescue their sexually precocious college student daughter from an unusual affair. Barbara and David introduce Sophie to suave artist Maurice Koenig, who offers to paint her portrait and soon begins to brighten her life in ways she never expected in her twilight years. The laughs are hearty and frequent. Come join us for home-cooked dinner and a hilarious show.





 by Philip Grecian

Directed by Bobby Fantana

December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2018

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here to enjoy as a Christmas treat for kids and adults. Bring the whole family as “A Christmas Story” is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.



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