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...Read more
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KNOW Theatre presents Sam Shepard's
True WestKNOW 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...
Reviewed by George Basler Over the past 24 years, Binghamton’s KNOW Theatre has established a solid reputation for presenting provocative and/or less well-known plays. Its latest production, Of the Fields, Lately, which opened this past weekend (Feb. 10-12), certainly fits that bill. The slice-of-life family drama, set in 1961, was written by Canadian playwright David French, who, I acknowledge, I had never heard of before. It’s one in a cycle of five, semi-autobiographical plays about the Mercer family, a solidly working-class family from Newfoundland, now living in Toronto. As...Read more
Reviewed by George Basler Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a classic play that deals with the ideas of personal honor and mass hysteria. It is also considered a classic of American drama and, as such, is a much studied work. The downside of this distinction is that the word “classic” comes with its own baggage, making a play seem a daunting experience that is worthwhile, but not particularly inviting. But don’t let those feelings keep you away from The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players production, which opened this past weekend...Read more