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Auspicious Start to 2016-2017 Season — From “Bathing” to “Mrs. Warren”

So far, so good. And I mean really good. The 2016-2017 theater season has begun with almost unanimous quality in productions ranging from musicals to classic to the new-ish. Even … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quick Impressions — Beautiful, Dogfight, Affair at Styles

Several of these reviews will be expanded in coming days, but here are some fast takes on shows running, or recently closed, in the Philadelphia region.   BEAUTIFUL: The Carole … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Hedgerow Theatre

Certain books have their day, and one of them is Douglas Adams’s “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” which expands into a series of six books, the first five written … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Don Quixote — Hedgerow Theatre

More because of “Man of La Mancha” than from oodles of people reading the Miguel de Cervantes classic from cover to cover, “Don Quixote” is one of the most familiar … Continue reading

May 28, 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

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

Macbeth — Hedgerow Theatre

Hedgerow Theatre’s spare, straightforward production of “Macbeth” requires some thought. Director Dan Hodge has cut Shakespeare’s play, elided characters, and imposed some unique interpretations, including one that would answer a … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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