Reviewed by Kellie Powell The Binghamton University Theatre Department recently presented an all-female version of Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” directed by visiting assistant professor Michael F. Toomey. Countless directors have attempted to “shake up Shakespeare” by changing time periods and locations, using color-blind casting and experimenting with gender roles, usually with mixed results — and this production is no exception. “Henry V,” which is probably most famous for King Henry’s “band of brothers” speech, is a fairly macho play. To their credit, rather than impersonating men, members of BU’s all-female cast played characters — kings, soldiers,...Read more
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Reviewed by Kellie Powell K2 by Patrick Meyer opened last Thursday night (Feb. 18) at the KNOW Theatre in Binghamton. K2, in Pakistan’s Karakoran Range, is the second highest mountain in the world and considered the most dangerous; for every five people who reach the top, one is killed. In Meyer’s 95-minute drama, two American climbers, one with a compound leg fracture, are trapped 1,250 feet below the 28,250-foot summit....Read more