Hedgerow Theatre

“Passionate iconoclast and maverick”: Interview with Robert Smythe, Ahab in Hedgerow’s MOBY-DICK

Henrik Eger thought he knew MOBY-DICK until he saw Robert Smythe as Ahab.

Three Women Direct Three THREE SISTERS

In an unlikely coincidence of scheduling, Philadelphia sees the performances of three adaptations of Chekov’s Three Sisters, each helmed by a female director. Directed by Harriet Powers, Hedgerow Theatre’s production…

Jennifer Summerfield Medea

MEDEA, A Woman in Crisis: Interview with Jennifer Summerfield

Henrik Eger interviews the star of Hedgerow’s new production of a classical Greek tragedy.

Why Wait? Director Ken Marini talks about Quintessence Theatre’s brilliant WAITING FOR GODOT

Quintessence Theatre’s production of WAITING FOR GODOT just closed. Henrik Eger spoke to the director about his background and his experiences directing Samuel Beckett’s classic.

WAIT UNTIL DARK (Hedgerow Theatre): For brilliant suspense…

Light, shadows, sound and silences coalesce with acting artistry to create a stirring, sensational air of suspense

It Doesn’t Take a Man: Getting to the Bottom of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

“It doesn’t take a man to play the role of Bottom,” says veteran actor Susan Wefel, who is playing one of Shakespeare’s most ridiculous fools. “It can be a woman.”

THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Hedgerow Theatre): 60-second review

A sense of familiarity permeates THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, Matt Tallman’s adaptation of Anthony Hope’s novel of intrigue, adventure, and mistaken identity

Emotion is the Heart of Melodrama: Adapting THE PRISONER OF ZENDA

“It’s easier to fix than to create,” says director and adapter Matt Tallman of Anthony Hope’s THE PRISONER OF ZENDA running March 30 to April 30 at the historic Hedgerow…

Neal Zoren’s BEST OF PHILADELPHIA THEATER, 2016

Neal Zoren chose his favorite productions, directors, and actors from the last year.

THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, PART 2 (Hedgerow): Infinite fun!

Familiarity with the pan-galactic Hitchhikers Guide isn’t necessary to appreciate this cosmic comedy, just a general suspension of time, disbelief and willingness to have infinite fun.

Gaslighting Done Right: Interview with the cast of Hedgerow Theatre’s reinvented ANGEL STREET

Considering a trimmed, contemporized, and feminized version of a classic British drama

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Hedgerow): Finding Sherlock

Thank goodness for Brock D. Vickers. In adapting one of Conan Doyle’s most popular Sherlock Holmes mysteries, he kept the intense tone of the original.

Young People Speaking Truth: A talk with Mantua Theater Project’s Nick Anselmo

Addressing the needs of the communities in West Philadelphia through self-esteem building experiences for youth in theater.

BOEING BOEING (Hedgerow): 60-second review

It’s difficult to tell which actor provides the most comic energy in Damon Bonetti’s lively and funny production of this farce

Ticket giveaway: BOEING, BOEING at Hedgerow Theatre

We’re giving away two free tickets to the performance of your choice and an instant discount on any show.

Flying with BOEING BOEING Captain Damon Bonetti: An interview with the Hedgerow director

Damon Bonetti returns to Hedgerow Theatre for another summer farce.

Jared Reed, a profile

“Every other actor I know had to convince their parents about why they should be in theater,” Reed says. “I never had that.”

THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES (Hedgerow): Hercule Poirot at your service

Hedgerow Theater presents an original stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel.

Reflections on Playwriting: A personal interview with Walt Vail, one of Philadelphia’s most experienced playwrights

Part two of a multi-part interview with one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prolific playwrights.