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Michael Fuchs, Jared Reed, Jennifer Summerfield, and Stacy Skinner. Photo by Wide Eyed Studios.

Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ at Hedgerow Theatre

Universal button-perfect delivery of delicious Noël Coward lines takes Carly L. Bodnar’s production of Blithe Spirit at Hedgerow Theatre miles into gratifying comic territory, but rollicking payoffs come from the cast’s physical antics and Goldilocks-right facial reactions. The maid, played by the redoubtable Susan Wefel, responds to an admonition to moderate her “on the double” […]

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Romping Around the Globe: An Interview with Damon Bonetti, Director of Hedgerow Theatre’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

Damon Bonetti, a popular Philadelphia actor and director at various theaters and Co-Founding Artistic Director of The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (The PAC), is directing a new production of Around the World in 80 Days at Hedgerow Theatre, America’s oldest resident repertory theatre, founded in 1923. In this interview, Damon talks about the international aspect, the […]

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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Hedgerow Theatre

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” And in the case of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it hits every bump in the road! One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Midsummer follows the ever-escalating complications surrounding the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Throw in four young lovers (Lysander, […]

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Allison Bloechl and Josh Portera. Photo by Ashley Labonde/Wide Eyed Studios.

Review: ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ at Hedgerow Theatre

There are few adventure stories as durable as The Prisoner of Zenda. Anthony Hope’s 1894 novel – the story of a well-meaning Englishman who looks exactly like a European king, and who poses as the king in order to prevent a coup by some dastardly rotters – has inspired at least six movies and countless […]

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Jessica DalCanton and Jennifer Summerfield. Photo by Ashley Labonde, Wide Eyed Studios.

Review: ‘Uncle Vanya’ at Hedgerow Theatre

A group of people are seated at a dinner table. They discuss the weather. Meanwhile, their lives are falling apart. With the revealing use of subtext like this, Anton Chekhov and others introduced modern theatre to the world. Uncle Vanya is one of Chekhov’s most revered works. The quiet desperation of this group of poor […]

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Lexi Gwynn and Brandon O'Rourke. Photo by Maura McConnell.

Review: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at The Media Theatre

“Two households, both alike in dignity In fair Verona, where we lay our scene From ancient grudge break to new mutiny Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean….” Delaware County’s Media Theatre continues its current season with a production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Playing in the company’s State Street venue through February 19th, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #6: Best Plays in Professional Theaters in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Plays in Professional Theaters in 2016 in Philadelphia, NYC, New Jersey, and Delaware. Congrats to all our honorees! A Moon for the Misbegotten at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3. A View From the Bridge at The Lyceum Theatre. Birdie’s Pit Stop (and the tribe of […]

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Review: ‘Dublin by Lamplight’ at Inis Nua Theatre Company

The founding of The Abbey Theatre in 1904 was one of the pivotal events in Irish history. The Abbey championed the perspective of Irish playwrights and actors, and its founding was the moment that the slow-aborning Irish independence movement began to find its own voice and identity. Michael West’s Dublin by Lamplight tells the story […]

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Review: ‘Angel Street’ at Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, PA

Hedgerow Theatre captivatingly brings Patrick Hamilton’s Angel Street, directed by Cara Blouin, across the pond, into the year 1924 in Philadelphia where Bella Manningham (Jennifer Summerfield) and her husband Mr. Manningham (Jared Reed) are locked in a mad duel. Married but three years, Mr. Manningham has become increasingly upset with Bella’s inability to keep track […]

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Taking Flight With The Cast of ‘Boeing Boeing’ at Hedgerow Theatre

Boeing Boeing, a 1960’s French farce by Marc Camoletti, translated into English by Beverley Cross, features Bernard, a self-styled Parisian Lothario who has Italian, German, and American fiancées—all beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment […]

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Aaron Cromie. Photo by Robin Marcotte.

‘Pushing the Envelope to Attract Contemporary Audiences: Goldoni at the Hedgerow Theatre: Part 2 of An Interview with Director Aaron Cromie

Here is the second of two interviews with Aaron Cromie, one of Philadelphia’s most beloved directors, mask makers, writers, and interdisciplinary theater artists. Henrik: Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) went beyond “the comedy of masks and the comedy of intrigue” by focusing on actual life and behaviors of his contemporaries in ways that had not been seen […]

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Aaron Cromie. Photo by Robin Marcotte.

‘Riffing, Replacing, and Reworking Goldoni’s “Servant of Two Masters” at the Hedgerow Theatre: An Interview with Director Aaron Cromie: Part 1

This is the first of two interviews with Aaron Cromie, one of Philadelphia’s most beloved directors, mask makers, writers, and interdisciplinary theater artists.  Henrik: Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793), from childhood onward, could not be persuaded to do anything but play theater with his puppets and read and watch plays. Later, he ran away with a company […]

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Review: ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ at Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, PA

Among the many traditions at Hedgerow Theatre is a fondness for cozy English mysteries, especially Agatha Christie’s. The Mysterious Affair at Styles is their newest production, and it has everything you’d want in a Hedgerow mystery; it even has Zoran Kovcic returning to his most frequent role of the past few decades, Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule […]

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