Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Know Theatre’s latest offering might just keep you up at night. When director Bernie Sheredy took on The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, he knew he was going to face some challenges. It takes a brave company, and director, to present a play with the level of difficulty this show presents. Just over 10 years old, this 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play lacks the pop culture recognition of some of the other works to be seen in Binghamton. The theater is kept cool so that the...Read more
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd What a courageous undertaking by director Brandt Reiter and the 10-member cast at the Know Theatre this month – a production of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carre, which opened Friday (June 14). Started by Williams as a youth of 27 and only finished and produced on Broadway 40 years later, after he’d joined the first tier of noted American playwrights, Vieux Carre is not known to be his best play. In fact, it closed after only five performances. "Is it a good play?" asked New York...Read more
Reviewed by Ralph Hall
A sold-out audience heartily welcomed KNOW Theatre’s production of William Inge’s play Bus Stop this past Friday night (Feb. 10). Few writers for the stage have Inge's powerful command of the American language. With the words of four bus riders, a driver, a sheriff and two waitresses stranded in... Read more
Reviewed by Nicholas Linnehan The Cider Mill Playhouse's production of "Unnecessary Farce" is anything but unnecessary. It's a riot! Under Penny Powell's capable direction, the cast shines. This play is classic farce, full of awkward situations, sexual innuendo and play on words. The ensemble members show their talent as they tackle all of these aspects with great ease. As an actor, I know that this is no easy feat and requires a lot of diligence and skill.