Post Tagged with: "Hedgerow Theatre"

A Grip On Life as Delicate as Butterfly Wings—BERNICE/BUTTERFLY at Hedgerow

Around the Region April 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm 0 comments

Nagle Jackson’s career path has gone from actor to director to playwright.   In between, he served as Artistic Director for Princeton’s McCarter Theatre.  It was during this time that he met and worked with Hedgerow’s Artistic Director Penelope Reed.  A lifelong friendship was forged and now Jackson is Hedgerow’s Playwright-in-Residence.  […]

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Braithwaite Brings His Own Brand of Hilarity to Hedgerow

Interviews, Reviews March 13, 2011 at 11:15 am 0 comments

For those who need a laugh after dealing with this winter’s weather, and are tired of watching Democrats and Republicans in Washington behaving badly, Rose Valley’s Hedgerow Theatre is a good place to be. Barrymore Award winner, Tony Braithwaite, who has been called “Philadelphia’s funniest comic actor,” is staging his […]

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A Valentine to the Desperate Housewives…SHIRLEY VALENTINE at Hedgerow

Around the Region March 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

Long before Marc Cherry created the hit ABC series, playwright Willy Russell mined the territory of a housewife wanting more out of life than which detergent gets your laundry whiter.   In the interest of full-disclosure, I have to admit to a huge soft spot for Russell’s characters; one of my […]

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Hedgerow Offers Neil Simon’s Comedy, PLAZA SUITE, Still Relevant Today

Around the Region February 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

It’s fun and laughs at Neil Simon’s comedy, PLAZA SUITE at Hedgerow in Rose Valley, PA. I’m not sounding very convincing even to myself. This production, directed by Janet Kelsey, was done in two acts with there being no connection between the two acts other than they both take place […]

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The Woman Behind the Man: DEBORAH FRANKLIN

Around the Region February 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

  For one hour, and one hour only, we have the opportunity at Hedgerow to meet THE FIRST LADY OF PHILADELPHIA: DEBORAH FRANKLIN as she reminisces about her colonial life with her husband, Benjamin. However, while she is ruminating about all this, she is also living the hour in real […]

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A Sad Truth—History Comes Alive at Hedgerow Theatre

Around the Region January 23, 2011 at 7:34 pm 0 comments

“I did not run off, for I thought that wicked, but I walked off, believing that to be all right.” Sojourner Truth was the name Isabella Baumfree gave herself in 1843 when she embarked on a journey from slavehood to renowned abolitionist.  Richard LaMonte Pierce, Playwright-in-Residence at First World Theatre […]

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NUNCRACKERS, Nutcracker(s), What’s the Difference?

Around the Region December 20, 2010 at 6:56 am 0 comments

First of all, if you have to ask, you’ll never know.  But I’ll tell you anyway.  NUNCRACKERS The Nunsense Christmas Musical (book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin) is being performed in our neck of the woods at Hedgerow, America’s first repertory theatre (Rose Valley, PA near Media).  It is […]

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A DICKENS CHRISTMAS at Hedgerow is One-Man Tour-de-Force

Around the Region November 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

This time of year brings forth all sorts of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday tale.   There are dozens of film and TV adaptations, and theatres all over the world mount various and sundry versions.   Hedgerow’s own Jared Reed has gone back to the source—Dickens’ novella, published in 1843—to  present […]

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High Praise for David O’Connor, Director of MURDER ON THE NILE at Hedgerow

Around the Region October 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

There are two things I’d like to share with you, readers, before I begin. One, my knowledge of Agatha Christie and her writings is very limited, I’m almost ashamed to say, or I’m simply forgetting what I’ve read or seen pertaining to her expansive literary career. Two, I haven’t been […]

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Hedgerow’s Summer Fare is Chock Full of Silly

Around the Region July 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm 0 comments

Far-ce: from the French “To stuff.” For their 9th annual Ray Cooney farce, Hedgerow has gone back to an earlier work in this prolific playwright’s canon: CHASE ME, COMRADE. Written in 1966, this bit of silliness certainly stays true to the form; it is stuffed full with pretty much every […]

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SHIRLEY VALENTINE is Perfection at Hedgerow

Around the Region June 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm 0 comments

Hedgerow Theater has returned to its stage a poignant little play that they attempted last February, but was snowed out. It is a course in humanity, taught by a sensitive, sensible, and sententious Liverpool housewife, Shirley Bradshaw nee Valentine. Her oral ramblings are filled with pathos, insight, humor, love, bemusement, […]

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New Play Premieres at Hedgerow

Around the Region May 20, 2010 at 11:37 pm 0 comments

Hedgerow Theatre in Media, PA premiered a new thriller on May 20, THE DON by John Wolfson. This play tells the story of six people blockaded in a motel on the Southern California-Mexico border by an aggressive narcotics agent and the local police. What at first was a bizarre coincidence […]

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