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Reviewed by George Basler "Nothing On,” one of the most hackneyed and labored farces in recent memory, is now on display in Owego. And the play’s ineptitude is matched by the cast’s own incompetence and buffoonery But don’t worry: That’s the way it’s supposed to be. Watching the aforementioned theatrical disaster unfold is the joy of Noises Off, a superlative farce by English playwright Michael Frayn that is now being given a solid, funny production by the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players. Noises Off, which was a hit on both sides...
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Reviewed by George Basler The famous American playwright George F. Kaufman glumly observed that “satire is what closes Saturday night.” Kaufman wasn’t talking about The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd, but he could have been. The musical, which opened this past weekend at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego, is a collection of first-rate songs sabotaged by a pretentious, contrived plot that makes for a long evening. The 1964 show -- with book, music and lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse --...
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