A decade after its first debut, one of Auburn Public Theater’s first-ever productions returns to the stage Thursday evening to kick off a three-day run.

“Thomas Mott Osborne: Unmasked,” a one-man play, tells the story of an Auburn historical figure who is often forgotten, playwright David Connelly said.

Connelly, a former editor of The Citizen and self-described as “enamored with local history,” wrote the play 10 years ago. When the public theater was getting started he was asked if he’d like to write a play, given his background in writing. When Connelly learned of Osborne, who founded the Auburn Citizen newspaper, he struck him as a “strange and interesting man.”

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