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  1. elliotniman

    elliotniman Says:
    July 31, 2010 at 8:21 am edit
    We saw “Last Of The Boys” at the Chenango River Theatre in Greene last night (July 30). Everything about the performance — the acting, the set, the lighting, the sound — was top shelf. “Last Of The Boys” is a serious drama about Viet Nam veterans. Bill Lelbach, the director, created a though- provoking event that was also enjoyable. The actors did a wonderful job. This was a professional and excellent show. I strongly recommend that you go to see it — it will run through Aug. 15. This was a truly memorable night.

    DETAILS: http://www.chenangorivertheatre.org.

  2. octavian1

    I saw “Le Nozze di Figaro” at Glimmerglass in Cooperstown last weekend. Superb Susanna, the rest of the cast quite good. I wasn’t bothered by setting it at the turn of the century, but I do wish that the men’s costumes (suits) were not all virtually identical. Also wished that there was more movement (most arias were sung entirely seated) and that the comedy had been emphasized before the last scene (where it was over-emphasized). Still, I love this opera even at 3+ hours with only one 15-minute intermission.

    Also saw the superb John Singer Sargent exhibit at the Fenimore Art Museum (“Portraits in Praise of Women”), as well as the Magnum Photographers exhibit (a little more context would have been helpful here, but the photos are wonderful and striking).

    Great day capped off by a great meal at Alex and Ika in Cooperstown.