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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd
What a perfect show for the Fourth of July or, indeed, for the whole month of July. Invoking anything but knee-jerk patriotism, Woody Guthrie’s American Song at the Chenango River Theatre, gives a strong message -- that liberty and the freedom to speak your mind without fear are precious American rights.
The musical revue traces the life of folk icon Woody Guthrie, composer of more than 3,000 songs characterized by memorable melodies, clever lyrics and fearlessness about telling the truth.
Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri
Every now and then you attend a show that has the potential to blow your socks off.
Eric Coble's The Velocity of Autumn at Chenango River Theatre in Greene is just such a play. The two-person, one-act comedy/drama is set in a New York brownstone that’s about to be blown up by its longtime inhabitant, who would rather set off homemade Molotov cocktails than be moved out of her home.
Alexandra, an aging but still feisty artist, free...