OPL Drama Camp to perform

Tickets are now on sale for the premier production of "The Princess and the Outlaw," which will be performed by the OPL Players and the children of the Oneida Public Library's Drama Camp 2009. The performance will be at the Kallet Civic Center at 7 p.m. Friday Aug. 7 and again at 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 8.

The original comedy set in the ancient Chinese Tang Dynasty, features Virginia Drake as the Empress Wu, Ginny Pendleton as the Censor, Chantal Brundadge as Princess Bing Mei Li and Nathaniel McEwen as the Outlaw Prince. Some 32 children in the summer Drama Camp, from 7 to 14 years of age , play a variety of roles, ranging from the child emperor to the outlaw peasants of Gansu.

Drama Camp Director Tom Lemery directed the play with the assistance of Olivia O'Haire, while Melinda Feldmann composed original music and lyrics for the show. Singing and music is under the direction of Drew Lusher. The Oneida Library Assistant Director Tom Murray, wrote the script. Tickets are available now at the Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad St., and the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St. Tickets for the adult evening performance at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 are $5 each for adults 13 years and older. Tickets for the children's matinee performance at 2 p.m. Aug. 8 are $2.50 each for children under 13 years of age and $5 each for all others.

The Oneida Library's production is made possible through funding from the Art Creating Community Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Stanley Center for the Arts as well as through the generosity of the Kallet Civic Center.

For more information, contact the Oneida Library at 363-3050.

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