Tag Archives: Jeff Tagliaferro

Reviewed by George Basler By the time the KNOW Theatre production of True West ends, it looks like a bomb has gone off in the pristine Southern California home where the action takes place. Beer cans liter the floor; food has been dumped on the rug, and the kitchen has been trashed. The physical destruction is symbolic for the emotional explosion that has taken place during the play as two brothers engage in a mutually destructive face-off that leaves their lives blown to pieces. True West is one...
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KNOW Theatre presents Sam Shepard's

True West

KNOW Theatre is proud to present True West by the late Sam Shepard.  Performances will be at Binghamton City Stage, 74 Carroll Street, February 8th through the 25th, with Pay-What-You-Can night being Thursday, February 15th at 8pm.   Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Seniors, and $15 for Students. About the Play A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983, this American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented...
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UPDATE: A performance has been added at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 25). Reviewed by Tony Villecco SRO Productions III is giving Southern Tier residents a great big gift for having to endure a long, cold spell of nasty weather. A word of advice, though: Get your tickets immediately, because this production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods is that good. A capacity audience on opening night Friday ( Jan. 19) was treated to some exceptional local talent mastering the musical’s very complex score. How does...
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Reviewed by Therese Bohn What makes a good woman? That is the question that pervades Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, which opened last Friday (April 28) at Binghamton University. The parlor comedy, which is grandly being presented by BU’s theater department, revels in blurring the lines between what is considered a good or bad woman in high society, with many pokes at class distinction and what are deemed proper attitudes between men and women both in and out of marriage. Lady Margaret Windermere is certainly a good woman: devoted wife, loving mother and the budding doyenne of...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

A capable ensemble cast of eight occupies the Watters Theatre stage for the Binghamton University Theatre department’s production of A Lie of the Mind.

Sam Shepard's three-act psychological drama provides a great vehicle for the acting talents of its cast, and it has more laughs than I expected for a story of two seriously damaged families.

Thinking that he’s killed his young, beautiful wife, Beth, Jake is driven to a kind...

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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

Why there should ever be an empty seat at the KNOW Theater in Binghamton is beyond me. It doesn’t happen too often, but even one empty seat represents one fewer person whose life might be enriched by an amazing theatrical experience. One fewer ticket sold to help “keep the lights on,” as Artistic and Executive Director Tim Gleason would say. And one fewer voice to spread the word in the community that theater is alive and well at...

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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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