Review: ‘Visiting Bammy Lewis’

“This is a play about the devilish in-between of narcissism versus peacemaking, of bitterness versus forgiveness…”

Last friday I saw “Visiting Bammy Lewis,” as envisioned by the CNY Playhouse, written by local playwright Joleene Derosiers Moody. Quite a show.

If The Glass Menagerie could be considered a comedy, if The Seagull is a comedy, then Visiting Bammy Lewis has found it’s place amongst the greats of cynical and obscenely sad laugh riots. Maybe it was just me, but I found this farce more depressing than funny.

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Visiting Bammy Lewis

“Visiting Bammy Lewis,” an original comedy by Joleene DesRosiers Moody and directed by Korrie Taylor, is now playing at The Central New York Playhouse.  A family comes together for the holidays and chaos ensues from unwanted guests and a winning lottery ticket. Syracuse.com‘s Len Fonte describes it as, “slight, silly, and often the kind of funny that’s linked to confusion, but it’s still a good time.”

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Art Basel 2014 in Miami Beach

By Tom Magnarelli MIAMI (Cusetonight) – Every year, tens of thousands of people come to Art Basel Miami Beach to see contemporary art from more than 250 galleries from around the world. It’s a star-studded event where hundreds of millions of dollars in artwork is exchanged from galleries to private investors as women serve $25 a glass champaign while you stare at Jason Rhoades 2003 neon sign that says, “Twat Waffle”…


…and William Copley’s 1965 “Tomb of the Unknown Whore.”

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Review of “Evil Dead: The Musical”

As you’re ushered into the theater (CNY Playhouse), take a moment to seriously consider if you dressed appropriately for this play and then, sit in the damned splatter zone anyway. Yeah, that’s right. A splatter zone. And that’s not the only gimmick that takes this prototypical camping trip to the ends of the definition of “bizarre,” but I mean that in the best way possible. Gun shots, strobe lights, buckets of blood and questionable taste make “Evil Dead: The Musical” a… memorable experience.

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“The Penguin Tango” preview Thursday

The Redhouse Arts Center presents “The Penguin Tango,” an original play from Artistic Director Stephen Svoboda. Check out all the info on our Events page.

By Redhouse:

In this side-splitting, screwball comedy, inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos, a community of penguins is hilariously turned upside down by sex, stereotypes, and soggy sardines. Broadway World called The Penguin Tango “… sweet, charming, winsome and utterly enjoyable.” Don’t miss the chance to see the play Backstage Magazine calls “…a parachute ride into an anthropomorphic amusement park.

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