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Underneath the Lintel — Hedgerow Theatre

“Underneath the Lintel” is one of the funniest and most entertaining of all shaggy dog stories. In it, a bureaucrat who has rarely left his hometown of Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Murder Has Been Arranged — Hedgerow Theatre

Mystery needs mood. It requires suspense. Most of all, it needs an audience to care about whether a perpetrator is foiled or not. “A Murder Has Been Arranged” is a … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

On The Verge — Hedgerow Theatre

Naturalists, botanists, zoologists, archeologists, and any number of explorers and adventurers left Britain’s piers from the Georgian to the Victorian periods on scientific expeditions that had the noble intention to … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hamlet — Hedgerow Theatre

Jared Reed has a way of reading soliloquies that brings you immediately into Hamlet’s thought processes. Reed, playing the role at Hedgerow Theatre, is a Hamlet you could never construe … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Communicating Doors — Hedgerow Theatre

Mystery and time travel supersede comedy in “Communicating Doors,” an absorbing thriller by Alan Ayckbourn, who provides a lot of suspense, several instances of danger, and much to occupy the … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

The 39 Steps — Hedgerow Theatre

“The 39 Steps” gets broader every time I see it. My first view, at London’s Criterion Theatre in 2006, was an eye opener. It took me a scene of two … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sense and Sensibility — Hedgerow Theatre

 Hedgerow takes a breezy, shorthand approach to Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.”      The popular Austen’s story is presented neatly and entertainingly in Jared Reed’s straightforward … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mystery of Irma Vep — Hedgerow Theatre

Carl Nathaniel Smith and Joel Guerrero are havIng a ball playing the various characters Charles Ludlam created for “The Mystery of Irma Vep.” The great news is their rampant fun … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Vanities — Hedgerow Theatre

 On November 22, 1963, three high school cheerleaders are preparing for a pep rally while discussing life from their teenage perspectives.       We see them immediately prior to President John … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — I Am Curious (Very)

SCIENCE VS. RELIGION IN SNOWGLOBE AT SHUBIN         Playwright Nicholas Wardigo says he once believed that science and religion could co-exist, that faith and fact were compatible in the … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment
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