Tag Archives: Danielle Nigro

Reviewed by Therese Bohn What makes a good woman? That is the question that pervades Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, which opened last Friday (April 28) at Binghamton University. The parlor comedy, which is grandly being presented by BU’s theater department, revels in blurring the lines between what is considered a good or bad woman in high society, with many pokes at class distinction and what are deemed proper attitudes between men and women both in and out of marriage. Lady Margaret Windermere is certainly a good woman: devoted wife, loving mother and the budding doyenne of...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

A capable ensemble cast of eight occupies the Watters Theatre stage for the Binghamton University Theatre department’s production of A Lie of the Mind.

Sam Shepard's three-act psychological drama provides a great vehicle for the acting talents of its cast, and it has more laughs than I expected for a story of two seriously damaged families.

Thinking that he’s killed his young, beautiful wife, Beth, Jake is driven to a kind...

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Editor's note: A BAMirror reviewer was unable to attend Hamlet. Fortunately, BCAC Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis was in the audience during opening weekend (April 29-May 1). By Laura Knochen-Davis “To thine own self be true” is one of many familiar lines from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, being performed through Sunday (May 8) in Watters Theater at Binghamton University. That may have been a guiding principle for director Anne Brady, who decided to utilize an imagined contemporary Denmark with costumes and weapons that the audience could relate to in...
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Reviewed by Patrick Hao Last October, fans mourned the death of Brian Friel, a playwright hailed as the “Irish Chekov.” To honor his memory, Binghamton University’s main stage opening show for this school semester is Dancing at Lughnasa, Friel’s personal examination of five Irish women dealing with the sadness of poverty and uncertainty and finding joy with each other. The play is related from the point of view of Michael Evans (played by Jeff Tagliaferro), a surrogate for Friel, and told entirely through flashback, like a memory....
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez Last weekend (March 6-8), audiences piled into Binghamton University’s Watters Theater for the opening of Anne Brady’s production of Aaron Posner’s Stupid F##king Bird, loosely based on the Anton Chekov play The Seagull. The show, which addresses the nature of theater in a changing world, leaves one with a feeling of having seen something both incredibly absurd and thought-provoking. One of the best things about going to the theater is seeing a character we can relate to or seeing a scenario in which we can cast...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez Binghamton University’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line, which focuses on the emotional journey of auditioning for the Broadway stage, premiered this past weekend to a full house at the Watters Theatre. The show, much beloved for decades, featured some BU’s top musical talent. To begin, one must consider that performing an award-winning musical is a huge undertaking. There are, undoubtedly, very high expectations from audience members who love the show and will laugh ,cry and even sing along at just...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez For its final main stage production of the spring semester, the Binghamton University Theatre Department is presenting Howard Brenton’s Anne Boleyn, directed by Anne Brady. The historical ode to the controversial Boleyn girl’s rise and fall highlights the talents of Danielle Nigro as Anne Boleyn and Rob Tendy as King Henry VIII. The events of the play take place in two time periods: at the court of King Henry VIII during his divorce proceedings from Catherine of Aragon and at the court of King James...
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