Tag Archives: Stephanie Gomerez

Reviewed by Lory Martinez This past weekend (April 24-26) audiences piled into Watters Theater at Binghamton University for Tartuffe, the classic French farce by Molière. The production, translated by Richard Wilbur and directed by Tom Kremer, is full of surprises, laughs and well-acted satire. As a student of French literature at BU, I am well-acquainted with Moliere’s work. His comedies have always been well-praised in France and abroad for their ability to be translated and performed before modern audiences with the same end result: uproarious laughter.  I was...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez Last weekend (March 6-8), audiences piled into Binghamton University’s Watters Theater for the opening of Anne Brady’s production of Aaron Posner’s Stupid F##king Bird, loosely based on the Anton Chekov play The Seagull. The show, which addresses the nature of theater in a changing world, leaves one with a feeling of having seen something both incredibly absurd and thought-provoking. One of the best things about going to the theater is seeing a character we can relate to or seeing a scenario in which we can cast...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez Binghamton University’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line, which focuses on the emotional journey of auditioning for the Broadway stage, premiered this past weekend to a full house at the Watters Theatre. The show, much beloved for decades, featured some BU’s top musical talent. To begin, one must consider that performing an award-winning musical is a huge undertaking. There are, undoubtedly, very high expectations from audience members who love the show and will laugh ,cry and even sing along at just...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri When a man takes a lover and has the audacity to try to sneak a night at home with her while wifey is supposed to be away, we already know things aren't going to go exactly as planned.  The wife, Jacqueline, played by Stephanie Naru, decides to stay home after all, but instead of changing his plans, the husband, Bernard, sticks to them, with laugh-out-loud complications. Such is the premise for Binghamton University's Don’t Dress for Dinner, directed by the talented Carol Hanscom,...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez A clever bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream opened last weekend in the Watters Theater of Binghamton University's Fine Arts Building, presented by BU's Theatre Department in conjunction with Chile's Duoc Universidad Catolica. Directors Tom Kremer and Rodrigo Nunez have collaborated successfully to present a Spanish/English version of this classic farce of fairies, love spells and hilarious misunderstandings during one midsummer night. Now, I’ll admit, I was a bit apprehensive when I heard the famous comedy would be performed in two languages. As a native...
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