Unusual Casting Shows the Universality of Shakespeare

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The Binghamton University Theatre Department is presenting Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. In this case, the Prince of Denmark is portrayed by a woman,¬†Danielle Nigro, and we hear from her about how Hamlet’s struggles transcend gender.¬† We also meet fight director Jamie Cheatham, an alumnus of Binghamton University, who now specializes in stage combat. http://wskg.org/audio/hamletmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Sheep purple via Flickr

Memories of a Summer in Ireland Come to Life at BU

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Binghamton University Theatre Department is presenting Brian Friel’s award-winning play ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’.¬† It’s a time of change between the two World Wars, and those changes are finally coming to rural Ireland. The changes are viewed as a hazy memory by the son of one a group of five sisters. Director Elizabeth Mozer tells us about this beautiful play about joy and family in the midst of hard and uncertain times. http://wskg.org/audio/lughnasmix.mp3

 

Photo Credit: Jonathan Cohen, Binghamton University

BU Theatre looks at 1891 from a modern perspective

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The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the rock musical Spring Awakening. The original play dates from the late 19th century and is the story of adolescents dealing with the changes in their lives, while dealing with the repressive atmosphere of their school and families. http://wskg.org/audio/springawakeningmix.mp3

Photo courtesy of Binghamton University Theatre Department.