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'The Hungry Ear' August Program

'The Hungry Ear', the free library program celebrating the art of the short story, presents two tales on Monday, August 28th, from 5:30  p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Broome County Library, 185 Court St., exhibit room, second floor. 'The Coming Out Of Maggie', by O. Henry, about a young Irish girl on her first date, will be read by Laurie Brearley.  'The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury', by Neil Gaiman, about a writer who battles with his loss of memory,...
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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...
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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...
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