Tag Archives: Emily Mahoney

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 This past weekend (April 24-26) audiences piled into Watters Theater at Binghamton University for Tartuffe, the classic French farce by Molière. The production, translated by Richard Wilbur and directed by Tom Kremer, is full of surprises, laughs and well-acted satire. As a student of French literature at BU, I am well-acquainted with Moliere’s work. His comedies have always been well-praised in France and abroad for their ability to be translated and performed before modern audiences with the same end result: uproarious laughter.  I was...
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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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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri These days, if you want to know if someone’s “messing around,” all you have to do is go on Facebook. But in the world of the hotel sex farce, and believe me, there are a lot of them (Lend Me a Tenor, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Paradise Hotel, Hotbed Hotel, etc.), people still have to go through some pretty creative ways to hide their indiscretions. (more…)...
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