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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.”

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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

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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…

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Neal Zoren’s BEST OF PHILADELPHIA THEATER, 2016

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Damon Bonetti returns to Hedgerow Theatre for another summer farce.

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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.”

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

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

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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.

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Sixty Years of Philadelphia Theater: Interview with playwright Walt Vail

Tracing 60 years of theater history in Philadelphia through the eyes of one man.

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DRACULA (Hedgerow): Raising the stakes

This not your usual resurrection of the Dracula story of seducing young women to join him in the realm of the undead.

Mary Beth Shrader and Brock Vickers.

BULLSHOT CRUMMOND (Hedgerow): On-target farce

Mark Tallman’s brisk, amiable production moves easily between farcical comedy and intuitive and intelligent theater.

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Hearing voices at 3 AM: Interview with POST HASTE playwright Frank E. Reilly

Frank E. Reilly’s latest play, POST HASTE, just finished its world premiere run at the Hedgerow Theatre. Henrik Eger interviewed the playwright about his works.

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POST HASTE (Hedgerow): A play in fabulous form

“The best ingredients for likeableness are a happy expression of countenance, an unaffected manner, and a sympathetic attitude.” ~ Emily Post, Etiquette A sparkling performance, Frank E. Reilly’s captivating new…