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Reviewed by George Basler By the time the KNOW Theatre production of True West ends, it looks like a bomb has gone off in the pristine Southern California home where the action takes place. Beer cans liter the floor; food has been dumped on the rug, and the kitchen has been trashed. The physical destruction is symbolic for the emotional explosion that has taken place during the play as two brothers engage in a mutually destructive face-off that leaves their lives blown to pieces. True West is one...
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KNOW Theatre presents Sam Shepard's

True West

KNOW Theatre is proud to present True West by the late Sam Shepard.  Performances will be at Binghamton City Stage, 74 Carroll Street, February 8th through the 25th, with Pay-What-You-Can night being Thursday, February 15th at 8pm.   Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Seniors, and $15 for Students. About the Play A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983, this American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented...
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Reviewed by George Basler Watching a performance of A Christmas Carol at the Cider Mill Stage in Endicott is a little like sharing a bowl of Christmas punch with an old friend whom you haven’t seen in a while. First performed in 1979, John Bielenberg’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is more than a stage production. It’s a holiday tradition that has played to thousands of patrons over the years. After a one-year absence, it’s back at the Cider Mill this year thanks to Brad Morgan,...
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Reviewed by George Basler Over the past 24 years, Binghamton’s KNOW Theatre has established a solid reputation for presenting provocative and/or less well-known plays. Its latest production, Of the Fields, Lately, which opened this past weekend (Feb. 10-12), certainly fits that bill. The slice-of-life family drama, set in 1961, was written by Canadian playwright David French, who, I acknowledge, I had never heard of before. It’s one in a cycle of five, semi-autobiographical plays about the Mercer family, a solidly working-class family from Newfoundland, now living in Toronto. As...
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Reviewed by George Basler A slightly rundown New York City apartment is a strange place to find forgiveness and compassion, but that’s what happens in Visiting Mr. Green, which opened this weekend(Feb. 12-14) at the KNOW Theatre in downtown Binghamton. While the two-character play may be a bit glib and sentimental, it certainly provides its share of humor and pathos, both of which are on display in KNOW’s production, directed by Tim Gleason, the theater’s artistic director. The play is basically a showcase for the actors who inhabit the...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Know Theatre’s latest offering might just keep you up at night. When director Bernie Sheredy took on The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, he knew he was going to face some challenges. It takes a brave company, and director, to present a play with the level of difficulty this show presents. Just over 10 years old, this 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play lacks the pop culture recognition of some of the other works  to be seen in Binghamton. The theater is kept cool so that the...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri I confess … I was completely taken by Bill C. Davis' Mass Appeal, which opened last night (Feb. 14) as part of Know Theatre's 20th anniversary season. A packed house greeted the performance at Know's Binghamton City Stage in a former downtown firehouse. These days, any church would be grateful for that kind of turnout. Mass-Appeal-splash_square_image Continuing weekends through March 2, Mass Appeal is a two-man play about the teacher-student relationship between an establishment priest and a...
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