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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Although you can't still see the full range of works featured in the 11th annual Playwrights and Artists Festival, you still have an opportunity to see how some of the participating playwrights were inspired by intriguing pieces of art to create short, compelling plays. Final performances are tonight and Sunday at the Know Theatre in Binghamton. But this is the most important part: Go for the plays, but stay for the panel discussions at the end. You will be able to say what you think,...
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vieuxReviewed by Nancy Oliveri You probably already know that Tim Gleason is raising funds to take his Know Theatre ensemble to Cape Cod to present Vieux Carre at the International Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival. But before they go at the end of this month, the cast and crew will present the play "in the round" at its Carroll Street venue for one more weekend: this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 19-20). You will never have a better chance...
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Reviewed by George Basler Judith Present’s War: What’s it For doesn’t deal with grand strategy, great battles or famous generals. Her characters are ordinary people caught up in the trauma of war that, while sometimes justified, is always ugly. “I want to stress what happens to people’s lives during these times,” said Present, a Hancock-area playwright who has conceived and written the production that is being presented this weekend at Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton. The production’s format is a series of dramatic monologues covering the...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd What a courageous undertaking by director Brandt Reiter and the 10-member cast at the Know Theatre this month – a production of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carre, which opened Friday (June 14). Started by Williams as a youth of 27 and only finished and produced on Broadway 40 years later, after he’d joined the first tier of noted American playwrights, Vieux Carre is not known to be his best play. In fact, it closed after only five performances. "Is it a good play?" asked New York...
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