"This is the life," my son opined Sunday (July 21), as we positioned our lawn chairs, spooned our Italian ices (from Joey's) and settled back on the lawn facing the bandstand at Endicott's George W. Johnson Park. Our family foray into the arts this past weekend was EPAC's delightful outdoor presentation of the classic musical Damn Yankees. Kudos all around to the leads and supporting performers. How about you? What did you do in the arts?...Read more
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Reviewed by George Basler The Taming of the Shrew is one of William Shakespeare's more controversial plays, as well as one of his best known. If taken seriously, the misogynistic tone and message of female submissiveness can be grating, even offensive, to modern audiences. Thankfully, the Endicott Performing Arts Center's production, which opened Thursday (Aug. 16) and will run through Sunday (Aug. 19), doesn't take itself seriously. The show is a pleasant, if not exactly memorable, diversion for a warm summer's evening.
Reviewed by Nicholas Linnehan I was very eager to see EPAC's summer Shakespeare production, The Tempest, at Endicott's George W. Johnson Park. It's my favorite Shakespearean work -- I love how it explores fantasy, spirituality and forgiveness -- so my expectations were high, and they were well met. Director Tim Mollen offered a unique interpretation of this work, blending modern music without losing the classical style of the play. He simply brought together old and contemporary life, giving us the best of both worlds. There were several stunning moments...Read more