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Reviewed by George Basler The latest KNOW Theatre production is entitled Provocative, Pointed and Purely Funny: An Evening with Edward Allan Baker, and that pretty much sums up what audiences will experience. Black humor, social commentary and heartache are on full display in Baker’s three one-act plays , which opened this past weekend (April 7-9) and will run for two more weekends. While the plays are uneven, powerful performances by a first-rate cast make for a compelling evening. Baker, whose lengthy resume includes 14 one-act plays, is currently chair of...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez The graduate students of Binghamton University’s theater department presented their versions of Elizabeth Wray’s futurist parable, Forecast; Thornton Wilder’s 1930s comedy, The Happy Journey from Trenton to Camden, and Edward Allan Baker’s  family drama, Up Down Strange Charmed Beauty and Truth yesterday (Feb. 28) in Studios A and B in the Fine Arts Building. These vastly different plays all had one thing in common: They really made you feel. Not to sound clichéd, but I laughed and cried and maybe got a little angry,...
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