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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Flying, by Sheila Cowley, is a five-person tour de force of superb acting. A runner-up for the University of South Carolina’s Todd McNerney Playwriting Award, a nationally held contest, the play had its world premiere Friday night (May 26) at the Chenango River Theatre in Greene. The play is set in West Texas at the end of World War II. In two pin-dropping acts, it tells the story of a flying ace and hero,...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd As the Press & Sun-Bulletin’s Chris Kocher said in his preview of the Chenango River Theatre’s show Last Gas, the title sounds suspiciously like “Last Gasp.” But in the clever play by John Cariani, the bittersweet ending finds lead character, Nat Paradis (played by CRT veteran Drew Kahl), taking a “Last Grasp” at happiness. At 41, Nat dredges up the courage to leave his northern Maine home town; ditches his father, Dwight (Jim Wicker), and his job running his dad’s store; takes leave...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd

What a perfect show for the Fourth of July or, indeed, for the whole month of July. Invoking anything but knee-jerk patriotism, Woody Guthrie’s American Song at the Chenango River Theatre, gives a strong message -- that liberty and the freedom to speak your mind without fear are precious American rights.

The musical revue traces the life of folk icon Woody Guthrie, composer of more than 3,000 songs characterized by memorable melodies, clever lyrics and fearlessness about telling the truth.

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heroes.Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Dateline: Any provincial town in France, 1959. Gustave, Henri and Philippe have nowhere else to be these days except on the terrace of a home for WWI veterans. They have each other, their memories and, not to be minimized, the company of a concrete dog, but that may not be enough to save their sanity. Heroes was translated from French playwright Gerald Sibleyras' 2003 Le Vent Des Peupliers (The Wind in the Poplars). In this adaptation by Tom...
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Reviewed by George Basler I wish I could say I liked Separation Rapid, which is getting its world premiere at the Chenango River Theatre in Greene. Unfortunately, I can't. The professional, non-profit theater company should be given credit for taking the risk of mounting a new work. And the staging is extremely creative in spots as director and set designer Bill Lelbach (who is also CRT's artistic director) recreates a 20-foot,wooden boat careening down the mighty Colorado River. Read more