December 5, 2013
Pictured here are five of the principal characters in the musical “Oklahoma,” presented by the Narrowsburg Theater Group 50 years ago in March 1963. They are, left to right: Kenneth Johansen as Curly; Grace Johansen as Laurey; Tess Zehner as Aunty Eller; Kathy Hector as Ado Annie; and Sal DeMauro as Will. Superbly directed by Willard Slausenberg of Callicoon, it was well received. As printed in the March 14, 1963 issue of Narrowsburg News: “Record Crowds Attend ‘Oklahoma’ Here Friday and Saturday: Terrific Production.” And those of us in the big cast had fun performing, too!
From the collection of the Tusten Historical Society. The Tusten Historical Society’s hours at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton branch in Narrowsburg, are Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.