Reviewed by Lee Shepherd
I sat glued to every moment of Ken Burns' masterful documentary The Vietnam War, then capped it off by attending opening night (Friday, Sept. 29) of Chenango River Theatre's powerful production of The Speed of Darkness.
"Gripping" describes both documentary and play. They go glove-in-hand, both revealing secrets that cry out to see the light of day.
The Speed of Darkness by Steve Tesich received its world premiere in 1989 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and had its Broadway premiere two years later....
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.