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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Let me be clear: I love The Twilight Zone. But I think a part of creator Rod Serling’s genius is that his one-act plays, written specifically for television, play best on the small screen. These plays work well on television because the settings themselves are contained, usually an office or a living room, a restaurant, the surface of another planet or a residential neighborhood. The Binghamton University Department of Theatre, as part of their 2013-2014 season, is presenting two “theatricalized” Twilight Zone scripts, based on the...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez The Binghamton University Theatre Department's final 2013 studio plays, presented this past weekend (May 10-12), ended the semester in a brilliantly lighthearted way. Christopher Durang’s For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, directed by Gabriela Mrvov, and Sam Wolfson’s Boy Meets Girl: A Young Love Story, directed by Arshia Panicker, were perfectly matched pieces. I attended the closing night of both productions. For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, a parody of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, is the story of Amanda, a mother trying to get her son to...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez Andrew Tooley’s directorial debut -- of The Aliens by Annie Baker -- transported Binghamton University audiences to a sleepy town in Vermont this past weekend with a coming-of-age story that is as enlightening as it is endearing. The production was the first of four graduate thesis plays to be presented by the BU Theatre Department, and it definitely will be a tough act to follow. The Aliens revolves around two young men, Jasper (Jonathan Molyneaux) and KJ (Tyler Downey), who spend their days...
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