Historic comedy to raise funds


Three actressesSUNY Oswego students will spoof more than 500 years of Western history with the theatre presentation “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” Dec. 10 to 12 in the Hewitt Union ballroom.

Zach Levin will direct the production, which serves as a fund-raiser to support students attending the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

“The show takes us on a journey through the annals of American history, starting in 1492 and continuing right through to modern-day hilarity,” said Levin, a senior theatre major from Fulton.

The all-female cast consists of senior Kat Schwartz, sophomore Heather Berg and freshman Allison Kleber portraying figures from throughout history.

“The Complete History of America (Abridged)” was written by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. It was originally performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, who also produced “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” Levin directed the Shakespeare production for a similar fund-raiser last year.

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee Dec. 12. Requested admission is a $5 donation.

For more information, call the theatre department at 312-2140.

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PHOTO CAPTION: History tour—SUNY Oswego students will perform a theatre fund-raiser, “The Complete History of America (Abridged),” Dec. 10 to 12 in the Hewitt Union ballroom. Directed by senior theatre major Zach Levin, the production will support students attending the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Playing the roles recounting 500 years of Western history are, from left, Allison Kleber, Heather Berg and Kat Schwartz.

(Posted: Nov 24, 2004)

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