Thursday, December 9, 2010
Christmas Walk may be gone, but there's plenty to see and do around Oswego this weekend
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Steven Jack
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Though last weekend's Christmas Walk covered just about every corner of town, this weekend still holds lots of holiday activities for the family to enjoy. The Oswegoland Park Distict's annual Holiday Express event runs from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 and runs all weekend. Saturday, Dec. 11's times are 2-3:30 p.m., 3:30-8 p.m., wrapping up Sunday, Dec. 12, from 2-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-8 p.m. Registration is required at Boulder Point Center. The North Pole is Hunt Club Elementary School. The Oswego Playhouse production of A Miracle on 34th Street continues this weekend with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at 123 Washington St. in downtown Oswego, under the Tap House Grill. …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
A cast of newcomers and veterans usher in the holiday season with a classic.
The Oswego Playhouse's production of Miracle on 34th Street is a charming homage to the timeless movie classic. The play is set in the famous Macy's department store in New York. Desperate to replace an intoxicated Santa, Doris Walker hires a gentle old man with a real white beard and plenty of 'padding' to stand in as the jolly old elf. Regis Snyder plays Kris Kringle with the jolly, boisterous, good-hearted personality one expects of Santa Claus. The action of the play centers on the question of whether the sweet old man really is Santa Claus or a delusional danger to society. The official verdict is given by Judge Henry Harper (Jeff Pripusich), but the judgment Kris Kringle and the audience care most about is that of Doris Walker and …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Jacquie Weirich will be acting in the Oswego Playhouse's final performances this year of Miracle on 34th Street.
Jacquie Weirich, founding member of the Oswego Playhouse, grew up in Oswego and has long been a part of the arts and theater community in northern Illinois, including as part of the Albright Theater Company in Batavia. Retired from teaching, she now keeps busy around town with the Cultural Arts Committee, theater and her church. She hopes to help the Playhouse find a permanent home in town one day soon. This weekend she'll be acting in the Playhouse's final performances this year of Miracle on 34th Street. How did the Oswego Playhouse get started? Daina Giesler, artistic director [of the Playhouse] had been living on the East Coast. She came back and presented her idea to the Cultural Arts Commission, and started off with a Christmas show…