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Scrooge and Co. return triumphant to Syracuse Stage

Scrooge and Co. return triumphant to Syracuse Stage

A Christmas Carol Who: Syracuse Stage Where: 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY When: Through December 29th Tickets:  $30 – $54. Children (under 18): $20. Under 40: $35 all tickets, all performances. SU students: $20 all performances. Review by Miriam Taylor “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor,” said Charles Dickens in his … Continue reading

The Kitchen Theatre Co.’s “Black Pearl Sings!” hits all the right notes.

The Kitchen Theatre Co.’s “Black Pearl Sings!” hits all the right notes.

Black Pearl Sings! Who: Kitchen Theatre Co.  Where: 417 W. State / W. MLK, Jr. St., Ithaca, NY When: Through December 22nd Tickets: $34 Review by: Nick Reichert Sometimes looking toward the future requires confronting and making peace with the past. The Kitchen Theatre Company’s production of playwright Frank Higgins’s Black Pearl Sings! depicts the standoff and eventual friendship of two seemingly … Continue reading

SU Drama’s “Translations” is an exhibition of love and miscommunication.

SU Drama’s “Translations” is an exhibition of love and miscommunication.

Translations Who: SU Drama Where: 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY When: Through November 23rd Tickets: $17 (Senior and Students), $19 (Adults) Review by Max O’Connell The inability to communicate is a major recurring theme in the works of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, and it defines Translations, the 1980s play by “Irish Chekhov” Brian Friel. Friel’s play is filled with … Continue reading

Science-Fiction and Dystopia Come to Syracuse in Rarely Done Productions’s “The World of Ray Bradbury”

Science-Fiction and Dystopia Come to Syracuse in Rarely Done Productions’s “The World of Ray Bradbury”

The World of Ray Bradbury Who: Rarely Done Productions  Where: 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse, NY When: Through November 23rd Tickets: $20 Review by Nicholas Schmiedicker The World of Ray Bradbury is a series of three, vignette-style plays based on the short stories, The Pedestrian, The Veldt, and To the Chicago Abyss. Each follows the typical Bradbury model, a science … Continue reading

Two world premieres bring historical resonance to Hendricks Chapel

Two world premieres bring historical resonance to Hendricks Chapel

“Purchase of Manhattan” and “Whistling Vessels”  Who: Brent Michael Davids and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann Where: Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University When: Sunday, November 10th Review by Sarah Hope Native American composer Brent Michael Davids’ new concert opera, Purchase of Manhattan, premiered Sunday at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University to an attentive and enthusiastic audience. The concert, “Ancient Voices, Contemporary Contexts,” … Continue reading