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Oct. 25, 2002
OSWEGO -- The travails and tribulations of a childish couple expecting their first child take center stage in "Little Footsteps," this season's SUNY Oswego theatre department honors production.
Director Sondra Tackett, a senior theatre major, leads an all-student cast and crew in this offbeat comedy written by Ted Tally.
The play finds a young urban professional couple, Joanie (Katie Keville) and Ben (Mike Climek) developing an unease, later escalating to an irrational fear, as they take their first frenzied steps toward parenthood.
Other cast members include Ethan Van Auken and Meaghan Thaney as Joanie's parents, Gil and Charlotte, and Emma Ansah as Tom Foolery, a character representing Ben's alter ego.
First produced at Playwright's Horizons in New York City in 1986, "Little Footsteps" was celebrated as "civilized, literate, mind-stretching entertainment" by New York magazine.
"The play is an inventive, wildly funny and compassionate portrait of a married couple trying to grow up before their baby does," said Mark Cole, professor and chair of theatre at SUNY Oswego. "It's a marvelous selection for our annual honors production, which features energetic student talent literally running every aspect of the show."
The production in Tyler Hall's lab theatre will have an 8 p.m. preview Tuesday, Nov. 19, with all seats available for $5. The show's run will continue with 8 p.m. shows Nov. 20, 21, 22 and 23, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 24. Tickets cost $10 for the general public; $9 for seniors, students and children; and $7 for SUNY Oswego students.
For information of reservations, call Tyler Hall box office at 312-2141 or e-mail
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