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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Colorblind — A Musical had a tenuous start Feb. 20, when one of the leads was unexpectedly delayed by about an hour. This, however, gave the rest of the actors, the writers and the director a great opportunity to conduct an impromptu Q & A session with the audience members, who had braved potholes and piles of icy snow to come to the Tri-Cities Opera Center, 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton for the world premiere. I was privileged to be among them and...
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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Grab your honey, whether you have one or not, and get over to the Phelps Mansion in Binghamton tonight or Saturday (Feb. 7-8). The Darkhorse Dramatists (read about them at http://www.darkhorsedramatists.com/) are offering up a very fun and, in some spots, sweetly sentimental evening of romantic theater. Aspiring playwrights should pay attention to this troupe, which offers a forum for new material. This weekend’s program is billed as “Four Our Hearts: Four plays on Love.”...
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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 Ralph Hall The “watchers” battle the “doers” in Half-Light Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, which opened last night (March 23)  in the newly renovated ballroom of the Roberson Mansion in Binghamton. Director Tim Mollen established a pace and beat that nourished the humor and accented the dramatic, giving the full-house audience an excellent interpretation of this 1960s comedy. Zachary Chastain (as a young newly-wed lawyer) and Kate Murray...
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By Ralph Hall Broome County is blessed with several theatrical productions company. The newest is Half Light Theatre, which is producing Barefoot in the Park later this month in the newly redecorated ballroom of the Roberson Museum and Science Center, 30 Front St., Binghamton. The company was founded and is managed by Missy Harris, Tim Mollen and Nathan Butler. In February, Half Light produced Love Letters, which featured Mollen and Harris and was directed by Butler. Read more