Oswego – Oswego Players produce a new take on the classic Nutcracker tale, written by Oswego County resident Ramonda Huff. Drosselmeyer’s Nutcracker is directed by Amy C. Metz. It is based on ETA Hoffman’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet”.
Writing Drosselmeyer’s Nutcracker was Ramonda Huff’s star homeschooling project. Ramonda learned her own writing process while working on this piece. Ramonda in her own words explains her writing experience;
“I tried to write a little each day and immediately I fell way behind, and I wasn’t writing entertaining scenes. Once I realized how late I was, I took the day off and wrote four scenes in one sitting,” Huff said.
“After that, my mom and I decided that the daunting challenge of writing a play was a lot easier on me if we just blocked out one day every few weeks for me to write all day. Once I figured that out, it was fun! I loved writing the characters and loved reading excerpts of what I had just written to my friends and family for their input! I couldn’t have done it without their support, especially my mother’s help and support! »
Ramonda has discovered that writing is a great release for her. She feels it is a creative or emotional release, she always wrote when she was overwhelmed with feelings. She hopes to write more for the stage, but that’s not a long-term goal, more of a side project.
She will continue to write for pleasure, and she has plans for a short story, but she doesn’t know if it will ever be published.
“Besides, I would never have thought that one of my plays would be on a real stage, even less when I was 15! I guess anything can happen! Huff said.
Ramonda has performed on many shows, her favorites being Annie Jr. (Miss Hannigan), Frozen Jr. (Oaken, Dancer), and Elf (Ensemble). She has been doing theater since a young age and has always loved to sing! She is so excited for you to see this show!
The production dates are December 2 and 3 and December 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. December 4 and 11 are both Sunday matinees. [with showtimes] at 14h. Ticket prices for these shows are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
Tickets are now on sale at the box office. You can make a reservation by calling the box office at 315-343-5138, or you can buy tickets online at www.oswegoplayers.org.