Reviewed by Nancy OliveriIt’s not what you know; it’s who you know. This is what we tend to tell people who are trying to break into anything that will make them famous or successful, however they define it. And it’s one of the themes in Theresa Rebeck’s dialogue-rich two-act play, Seminar, about four young writers and their older, possibly wiser but definitely jaded, privately hired writing professor. Joanna Patchett plays Kate, a comparatively wealthy young woman who hosts a 10-week writing seminar...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Know Theatre’s latest offering might just keep you up at night. When director Bernie Sheredy took on The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, he knew he was going to face some challenges. It takes a brave company, and director, to present a play with the level of difficulty this show presents. Just over 10 years old, this 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play lacks the pop culture recognition of some of the other works to be seen in Binghamton. The theater is kept cool so that the...Read more
Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Steven Metcalfe’s Strange Snow, which opened Friday night (April 12) at the Know Theatre in Binghamton, centers around two Viet Nam veterans and the continuing impact of the war on their lives. It’s been years since David Flanagan (Nick DeLucia) came home from Viet Nam. He is post-traumatic and a drunk. An old comrade, Megs (Mike Arcesi), shows up at his house in the wee hours of the morning on the first day of trout season to take him fishing. Megs is not an intruder, as...Read more
Did spring break mean a break in your arts appreciation this past week and weekend, or were you out and about, enjoying music, theater, gallery shows, readings, etc.? Please share your reflections....Read more
Did you watch a play, catch a concert, hear a reading, tour a gallery this past week? Please share with us what you liked (or disliked). Offer your recommendations, and start a conversation about the arts in Greater Binghamton....Read more