Post Tagged with: "Hedgerow Theatre"

Hedgerow VERGEs Into Uncharted Territory

Professional Theatre January 15, 2015 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

“The civilizing mission of Woman is to reduce the amount of masculinity in the world…” Rose Valley’s resident theatre company continues their current season with a comedic exploration of femininity directed by Kittson O’Neill. Eric Overmyer’s ON THE VERGE (or The Geography of Yearning) is wonderfully loopy and tons of […]

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That Within Which Passes Show—HAMLET in the Hedgerows

Professional Theatre October 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm 0 comments

Like last season, Rose Valley’s Hedgerow Theatre has chosen one of the Bard’s tragedies as their Fall thriller. And HAMLET is full of thrills and chills as we watch the goings on in Elsinore Castle. Directed by Dan Hodge, Shakespeare’s tragedy about the Prince of Denmark unfolds on the Hedgerow […]

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Hedgerow Does The Time Warp with Ayckbourn’s COMMUNICATING DOORS

Professional Theatre September 9, 2014 at 7:23 am 0 comments

Farce has become a house specialty at Hedgerow Theatre in recent years, and their current production, COMMUNICATING DOORS, is no exception. Directed by Liam Castellan, the company gives Alan Ayckbourn’s 46th play a rousing rendition, running September 4—October 5 in their Rose Valley theatre. Ayckbourn is one of Britain’s most […]

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Hedgerow Goes Hitchcock with THE 39 STEPS

Professional Theatre July 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm 0 comments

It’s summer, so that means farce time at Hedgerow Theatre, and this season they’ve chosen to present Patrick Barlow’s stage adaptation of THE 39 STEPS, which is about a man in London who tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organization of spies called “The 39 Steps” from stealing […]

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Getting Sensible at Hedgerow—Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Professional Theatre April 28, 2014 at 8:51 am 0 comments

After having such a successful run with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE last season, Rose Valley’s Hedgerow Theatre is back in Regency England mounting Jon Jory’s adaptation of Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Few other authors have engendered the devotion that Jane Austen has; there are societies worldwide devoted to her writings. Helmed […]

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A Great Goulash Of Comedy—THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at Hedgerow Theatre

Professional Theatre March 3, 2014 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

Okay, start with an homage to Hitchcock’s “Rebecca,” throw in a large portion of Victorian melodrama, Ibsen’s GHOSTS and (why the hell not) a smattering of the Bard; add a touch of “Wuthering Heights” and you might have an idea what THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP is all about. But, […]

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VANITIES On Display at Hedgerow

Professional Theatre January 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

Hedgerow Theatre’s latest production, VANITIES, is an oldie but goodie. Seldom seen in recent memory, it has the distinction of being one of the longest-running plays in off-Broadway history, running for 1800 performances. Watching the production at Hedgerow, it’s easy to see why…the story, the characters, and the production itself […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 29: November 22, 2013

Podcasts November 17, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 24: October 18, 2013

Podcasts October 13, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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A Twisted, Quirky Thriller Comes To Rose Valley: CORPSE! at Hedgerow Theatre

Professional Theatre September 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

Rose Valley’s Hedgerow Theatre continues their current season with a fast-paced production of Gerald Moon’s comic thriller CORPSE!   Directed by former Hedgerow Fellow (and current Curio Theatre Company member) Liam Castellan, CORPSE! is sort of a thriller as if were written by the Coen Brothers, the script never lets murder […]

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An EARful of Laughs at Hedgerow—A FLEA IN HER EAR

Professional Theatre March 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm 0 comments

Hedgerow is sweeping in Spring—and starting their 90th birthday celebration—by staging Georges Feydeau’s classic farce, A FLEA IN HER EAR.   Written in 1907, at the height of France’s Belle Époque, this comic masterpiece has been performed around the world ever since its debut.   Hedgerow has opted to use a new […]

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Cupid’s Arrow Finds an Unusual Target At Hedgerow

Professional Theatre February 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm 0 comments

Yeah, this is about right for my life—sitting alone on Valentine’s Day watching a romantic comedy… But, in a way that was kind of the perfect mindset to see Larry McKenna’s new comedy, STRICTLY PLATONIC. It’s a clever piece about that age old search for true love, something we can […]

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SHERLOCK HOLMES catches the villain at Hedgerow

SHERLOCK HOLMES catches the villain at Hedgerow

Around the Region October 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

Hedgerow Theatre, the venerable repertory theater in suburban Philadelphia, continues its fall tradition of bringing mystery to the Halloween season this year with SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CRUCIFER OF BLOOD, by Paul Giovanni. This clever piece is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1890 novel The Sign of the Four, […]

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DEATHTRAP: Art Imitating Life Imitating Art at Hedgerow

Professional Theatre August 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Writer’s block threatens to fade into obscurity the once-famous and now washed-up mystery playwright, Sidney Bruhl.  That is, until one of his former students, Clifford, mails an outstanding, never-before-read script to his mentor for review.  In a transparent bout of jealousy, the sardonic Sidney muses with his wife Myra the […]

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The Fur—And The Laughs—Are Flying At Hedgerow In 11th Annual Cooney Farce

Professional Theatre July 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Doors to slam? Check.    Philandering husband? Check.   Mistaken identities? Check.   Scantily clad young lady? Check—and check.   And a poor schlemiel caught in the middle of it all? Check. Hedgerow is spending yet another summer with British master farceur Ray Cooney—and his sometime collaborator, John Chapman.    This time they’ve gone back […]

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“That’s What Friends Are For…” ART Hits the Hedgerow Stage

Professional Theatre May 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm 0 comments

What defines a friendship? Is it shared values?  Similar interests?  Common social background?  It’s kinda hard to pin down, isn’t it?  Another question: do all friendships run their course?  Is it inevitable that eventually we’ll drift apart?  Will life circumstances change us in some fundamental way so that we no […]

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“Brooding on the Symbol of a Wrong”: Hedgerow’s Staged Reading of JOHN BROWN’S BODY

Professional Theatre April 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

John Brown was an abolitionist who attempted to start a slave uprising (and the Civil War) by invading Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia in the fall of 1859. He did not succeed and was captured and hung later that year. Brown’s deeds inspired an irreverent song in that era (Brown was […]

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Hedgerow Mines the Laughs in the Bard’s COMEDY OF ERRORS

Professional Theatre March 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Separated twins is a plot device that Shakespeare explored in a few of his plays; COMEDY OF ERRORS was the earliest.  Written in 1594 (the year before Romeo & Juliet), it’s one of the Bard’s shortest plays.  Shakespeare drew inspiration from two plays by Plautus: “Menaechmi “and “Amphitruo.”  There is […]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine: Hedgerow presents THE GOOD DOCTOR

Around the Region August 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm 2 comments

Neil Simon is America’s most prolific playwright.   He’s a real crowd pleaser, so Hedgerow has made a great choice to close out the summer with THE GOOD DOCTOR, directed by Louis Lippa and starring Jared Reed.   King of the snappy one-liners, Simon first hit Broadway in 1961 with the domestic […]

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A Decade of Ditziness—Hedgerow’s 10th Annual Ray Cooney farce hits the stage

Professional Theatre June 8, 2011 at 11:18 am 0 comments

In 1988, my mom took me to England and then Ireland to see where my grandfather was from.  We decided to take in a show during our brief stay in London, so we went to the half-price ticket booth in Leicester Square.  There were tickets for a large variety of […]

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