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"Blithe Spirit" Opens at Chenango River Theatre

Next up on CRT’s stage, after a record-breaking sold out run of Almost Heaven, is the world class comedy, Blithe Spirit, considered by many to be the masterpiece of Noel Coward’s comedies. (more…)...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Flying, by Sheila Cowley, is a five-person tour de force of superb acting. A runner-up for the University of South Carolina’s Todd McNerney Playwriting Award, a nationally held contest, the play had its world premiere Friday night (May 26) at the Chenango River Theatre in Greene. The play is set in West Texas at the end of World War II. In two pin-dropping acts, it tells the story of a flying ace and hero,...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd As the Press & Sun-Bulletin’s Chris Kocher said in his preview of the Chenango River Theatre’s show Last Gas, the title sounds suspiciously like “Last Gasp.” But in the clever play by John Cariani, the bittersweet ending finds lead character, Nat Paradis (played by CRT veteran Drew Kahl), taking a “Last Grasp” at happiness. At 41, Nat dredges up the courage to leave his northern Maine home town; ditches his father, Dwight (Jim Wicker), and his job running his dad’s store; takes leave...
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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...

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 Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri HB Who doesn’t love a good Western? Who doesn’t love a gangster story? In Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown by Bruce Graham, you get both, but it ain’t Bonnie and Clyde. Directed by Bill Lelbach, who also designed the simple, evocative, gravel-floored set, Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown is a compelling work that was premiered last year by the People’s Light and Theatre Company in Malvern, Pa. In its second incarnation, nicely done by the Chenango River...
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heroes.Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Dateline: Any provincial town in France, 1959. Gustave, Henri and Philippe have nowhere else to be these days except on the terrace of a home for WWI veterans. They have each other, their memories and, not to be minimized, the company of a concrete dog, but that may not be enough to save their sanity. Heroes was translated from French playwright Gerald Sibleyras' 2003 Le Vent Des Peupliers (The Wind in the Poplars). In this adaptation by Tom...
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Reviewed by George Basler Alzheimer’s disease is beginning to steal Gunner’s memory, but the blustering family patriarch is not about to go gently into that dark night. Instead, he hatches a plan to leave his wife and son financially secure and, he hopes, make up for the mistakes and shortcomings that have tainted his life with them over the years. This is the heart of Bruce Graham’s fine new play, The Outgoing Tide, which is being given a first-rate production at the Chenango River Theatre in Greene. The three-character...
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