‘Crucible’ passes trial at BU

Reviewed by Sarah Kuras

Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible came to life this past weekend at Binghamton University. The Watters Theater was packed for opening night (March 9) as the audience was transported back to Salem Village in 1692. As the eerie lights came on, women danced and sang in the woods near a fiery cauldron. This mystical scene set the stage for the rest of the play. Motives and characters were questioned as the townspeople became caught up in the Salem witch trials. With plot twists and turns and hidden motivations, one was never sure of a character’s true intentions. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Reckless’ well-executed at BU’s Anderson Center

Reviewed by Sarah Roche

“Reckless” by Craig Lucas begins on Christmas Eve with an intoxicatingly optimistic Rachel (Alison Maria Fasolino) reminiscing about Christmases of the recent past and her and her young children’s excitement over the holiday. Fasolino is a wonderful fit for this part; she portrays the effervescent yet grating over-exuberance of a mother bubbling over with words but unable to stop for a moment to see that nothing is as it seems. Rachel gets a rude awakening when her husband, Tom (Andrew Bryce), confesses that he has hired a contract killer to end the one-sided conversation for good. Read the rest of this entry »

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