Reviewed by George Basler The Glass Menagerie is a play bathed in melancholy and misconception. As one of the main characters tells the audience in the first scene, “I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.” But “the pleasant disguise” is left in pieces by the end of the heartbreaking play that is generally considered the first major work of the playwright Tennessee Williams. The play’s greatness is on full display in the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players’ production, which opened this past weekend (Oct. 6-8) and will run...Read more
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Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present Tennessee Williams’ most famous playRead more
The Glass MenagerieWilliams’ semi-autobiographical rendering recounts through the use of a narrator, the memories of a family’s, fractured, disconsolate and dysfunctional attempts to survive while existing between illusions and realities. (more…)...
Save with Season Tickets at Ti-AhwagaNow is the time to grab your Season Tickets for the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players 2017/2018 line up. Purchase online at www.tiahwaga.com/tickets/season-tickets/ or call the Box Office at 607.687.2130 The Season Ticket costs: • General Admission - $55 ($10 savings) • Seniors/Students (age 60+ or student with a valid ID) - $50 ($6 savings) The Season Tickets include the following shows: (more…)...
Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri How do you fit as big a show as La Cage Aux Folles into as intimate a space as the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center? You use every available inch of the stage, and the center staircase aisle of the house, too. You don’t shy away from a single sequin — the glitzier the better — and you use live music with brass, keyboard and percussion. La Cage Aux Folles translates from the French to...Read more
Reviewed by George Basler Old age is on display in the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players production of The Gin Game, and it’s not pretty. The production, which opened this past weekend, is a portrait of two lonely people who try to connect but ultimately fail because of character flaws that become glaringly apparent over the two acts. While the play has laughs, at its heart, it’s an achingly sad look at two people who didn’t play their cards right in the game of life. The Ti-Ahwaga production is a good, solid...Read more
Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri For the 12th time in as many years, the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players in Owego are presenting Philip Grecian's A Christmas Story, based on the 1983 film of the same name. This stage version, with roots in the writings of Jean Shepherd, is directed by Ti-Ahwaga’s beloved Kathy Harris, who is acknowledged warmly in almost every program note from the cast. (Many of those cast members, you will discover, are related to each other in real life.) It’s 1938 in Hohman, Indiana, and young...Read more
Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players in Owego open their 2013-2014 season with a familiar three-act comedy, Harvey by Mary Chase. The title character, as most people know, is a rabbit, a very tall rabbit, that nobody else but Elwood P. Dowd can see. Well, maybe. We follow a few days in the lives of Elwood, a single man; his widowed sister, Veta Louise, and her pretty young daughter, Myrtle Mae. The ladies want Elwood committed to a mental institution, Chumley’s Rest, so that they can sell...Read more