Tag Archives: Bernie Sheredy

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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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. (more…)...
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