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Reviewed by George Basler The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players took a risk in staging To Kill a Mockingbird as the first production of their 2015-16 season. Not only is the original novel by Harper Lee one of the most familiar and beloved in American literature, but the subsequent movie, starring Gregory Peck, is near flawless. So Christopher Sergel’s straightforward, somewhat prosaic, stage adaptation is bound to come up short, and it does. That being said, the Ti-Ahwaga production, which opened this past weekend (Oct. 2-4), succeeds on its own terms. It’s...
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Reviewed by George Basler Judith Present’s War: What’s it For doesn’t deal with grand strategy, great battles or famous generals. Her characters are ordinary people caught up in the trauma of war that, while sometimes justified, is always ugly. “I want to stress what happens to people’s lives during these times,” said Present, a Hancock-area playwright who has conceived and written the production that is being presented this weekend at Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton. The production’s format is a series of dramatic monologues covering the...
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“Next of Kin” involved the audience in an improvisational murder mystery play at Centenary-Chenango Street United Methodist Church. Who will “Big Daddy” leave his vast estate to? But look and listen carefully — there will be more than one murder before this mystery is solved! The New Reality Players, directed by Foster Daniels, Jr., honored the memory of Michele Tully, whose vision was to bring the arts to Northside Binghamton.

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