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Reviewed by George Basler On one level, Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden is a taut psychological thriller. On another level, it asks some difficult questions, without providing easy answers: Do we need to forgive the unforgivable to preserve our own sanity? What is the morality of vengeance? When does forgiving and forgetting become dishonoring the victims? These questions are front and center in a riveting production of Dorfman’s provocative play that will run through next week at KNOW Theatre in Binghamton. The three cast members -- Dori...
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  By George Basler Tim Gleason still remembers what the weather was like on KNOW Theatre’s first night. “We opened in the Centenary United Methodist Church in mid-August. It was a great time to do a show in a church loft with no air conditioning,” he said, with a laugh. But the first production, Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana, was successful enough that the company kept going. And this weekend KNOW Theatre will reach a milestone by celebrating its 20th anniversary with the opening of Murray Schisgal’s comedy,...
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