Wayne Co. Museum to host original play

An original play, “A Night in the Slammer, A Day in the Clink.” written by Larry Ann Evans and Anne Salerno for the Wayne County Historical Society will be performed September 11-13 at the Museum of Wayne County History. This interactive play concept is an exciting way to experience theatre and history up close and personal, giving you a behind the scenes look at life in the old jail. This is the fourth and last year that the play, “A Night in the Slammer, a Day in the Clink”, will be performed at the museum. “Slammer” is a progressive play that leads the audience on a voyeuristic journey through the museum as pieces of history from the old jail come to life. This year the play highlights the stories of four criminals: Oliver Curtis Perry, the great train robber, Bruce McKenna the “Soda pop Bandit, Howard Baker waiting to be sent to death row and William Fee. Sheriff Snedeker’s wife and kitchen staff again will feed the audience a “jailhouse meal” consisting of beef stew, cornbread, cider and dessert. 2014 production of Slammer with Lt. Steve Sklenar (left) and Travis Anstee (rt) playing Sheriff Keckison and Bruce McKennaThe cast is composed of Jenifer Albanese (Reporter), Travis Anstee (Bruce McKenna & Father Constant), Alex Calvo (Dep. Sheriff Jerry Collins & William Fee), Edson Ennis (Trustee), Jacob Gifford (Howard Baker), Mikayla Mayo (Sheriff Thornton’s daughter & Katie), Alan Nesbitt (Deputy Hurd), Matthew Owen (Sheriff Newman & Sheriff Snedaker), Odin Patanzo (Oliver Curtis Perry), Karen Schwab (Matron), Lt. Steve Sklenar (Sheriff Keckison & Sheriff Thornton) and Brenda Smith (Sarah) all from Lyons, Faith (Amelia Haswell) and Stephanie Bornheimer (Mrs. Snedaker), Chris Davis (Trooper Stearns & Clark Potts), George Stevenson ( Undersheriff Nottingham) and Linda Stevenson (Mrs. Reverend Ostrander) all from Newark, and Kathryn Snyder (Bridey) from Geneva.“This cast is marvelous and performs very much in the style of an actors company, with many of the actors playing various roles,” said Director, Larry Ann Evans who went on to say, “if you haven’t seen this show, take this opportunity to come see. I guarantee you’ve seen nothing like it.”Tickets are by reservation only, and there are only 10 seats per show. The show is Sept 11-13. Friday show times are 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm & 8 pm, Saturday showtimes are 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Sunday show times are 12 pm, 1 pm & 2 pm. Tickets are adults $25, seniors $20 and students $15 which includes the jailhouse meal. To make a reservation for the show, call the Museum at 315 946 4943. Payment must be made by September 9. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information about this event ,call the Museum of Wayne County History at 315 946 4943 or look on the website, www.waynehistory.org.

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