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Theatre enters 'The Twilight Zone'
By John Brhel| MARCH 5, 2014
You can get to it all!
"The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" and "Dust" aired on TV more than 50 years ago, but Doug Macur thinks the issues addressed in these "Twilight Zone" episodes still resonate in 2014 and will resonate another 50 years from now.
"The issues that "The Twilight Zone" covers, in particular in these two episodes, are the kind of issues that will be ever-pervasive," said Macur, a Binghamton University alumnus and projection designer for the Theatre Department's production of "Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone." "They're never going to go away."
Audiences will get a chance to see just how relevant these stories are at 8 p.m. March 7-8, and March 14-15, and at 2 p.m. March 16, at the Watters Theater in the Fine Arts Building. Tickets are: general admission, $14; faculty/staff/seniors, $12; and students (with ID), $8.
Susan Peters, long-time Theatre Department musical director, dies
By Inside Staff| OCTOBER 31, 2013
Susan J. Peters, 74, retired musical director of the Theatre Department, died Friday, Oct. 18, at her home in Vestal. A graduate of Wellesley College, she earned both a bachelor's degree and a master of music degree from Binghamton University and joined the Theatre Department in 1969, retiring in 2012. During her 43 years on campus, she adapted and directed scores of theater productions for the University and also for the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott. In addition, she collaborated on numerous original musicals, including the 1981 production Antics, the musical version of She Stoops to Conquer.
Peters instructed hundreds of aspiring actors and actresses over the years, and was especially proud of the Theatre 101 Introduction to Musical Theatre course that she created and taught, as well as a computer and synthesizer curriculum − Theatre MIDI.
Also a gifted concert pianist, Peters is survived by her mother, three sons, two sisters, three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her long-time partner, Fred Mellert. In her memory, she would love her students, friends and family to sing a few show tunes now and then.
To read or leave comments and memories about Peters, visit her Facebook page, or the photo album page that has been created.
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