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Auditions for Bicentennial Canal Theatre Project July 26th

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Casting Call. Original one-act play written by Richard Sivers and directed by Steven J. York. Supported in part by the City of Oswego, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Pathfinder Bank, and Erie Canalway, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation

Short rehearsal period, performers are paid.


Cast of Characters:

Chet Johnson – Packet boat captain, about 40 years old
Annie Newton – Inquisitive, 15 year old
Alvin Bronson – Oswego Village President, mid-forties
DeWitt Clinton – Governor of New York, about 50 years old
Aaron Burr – Former Vice President and now an aged lawyer
Patrick O’Shaunesy – Ghost of canal worker, early 20s
Martha Newton – Annie’s mother, mid-thirties

Press Blurb:

The Bicentennial Canal Theatre Project, 8pm Friday August 18th at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum. An outdoor theater production performed on the historic Derrick Boat 8. The Oswego Canal Play, a one act play written by Oswegonian, Rick Sivers, is based on historical characters that lived in Oswego in the 1830s, a time when the Erie and Oswego Canals played an important role in the development of America as people migrated west.

One night only. Admission is FREE to the public. Bring your own seating. Alternate rain-date: Saturday the 19th. Supported in part by the City of Oswego, The H. Lee White Maritime Museum, and Pathfinder Bank - Appropriate for the whole family.


Derrick Boat 8 at the H. Lee White Maratime Museum - Given its association with the maintenance of the New York State Barge Canal between 1927 and 1984, Derrick Boat 8 serves as an important example of the bygone steam era and the perfect "stage" for our waterside performance.

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