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James Tolbert, Anna Watson, and Sebastian Cummings in Rosenberg's QUEEN OF ALL WEAPONS.

Philly Actors Who Are Better Than You (at acting) and Deserve to be Seen

Casting actors you don’t know is like getting a dog from the animal shelter. Shit is cool for a while but then they flip the fuck out and bite you or run away.

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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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A Room with a View: Jennifer Summerfield talks THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Jennifer tells us how and why she staged this haunting tale of one woman’s mental collapse.

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Philly’s Kinda Cool Episode 3: Interviews, theater picks, local music, and WEEN

Phindie editor Christopher Munden gives his weekend performing arts picks: BalletX’s Summer Series, Jennifer Summerfield’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Greenfield Collective’s Bad Hamlet with Brews. And more!

Jennifer Summerfield in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER.
Photo credit: Kyle Cassidy.

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER (Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion): 60-second review

Suffering from a “temporary nervous depression,” a woman is locked away in a large house by her husband, with only the wallpaper to keep her company.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at People’s Light features Claire Inie-Richards and Sam Ashdown (Photo credit: Mark Garvin)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (People’s Light): An epic production of an Austen classic

A brilliant new stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s romantic comedy of manners captures the satiric wit and sociological insight of the 19th-century classic.

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Arming GABLER: Prop designer Paul Kuhn talks about his work on HEDDA GABLER

Paul Kuhn is perhaps the finest designer in Philadelphia’s independent theater. He tells Phindie about his prop design for a site-specific production of Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER.

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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.

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HEDDA Gets Styled to Rock: Interview with designer Autumn Kietponglert

TV-famous fashion designer Autumn Kietponglert created a gorgeous mourning dress for an upcoming production of HEDDA GABLER.

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DON QUIXOTE (Hedgerow): Cervantes’ knight errant rides anew

The fanciful adventures of knight errant Don Quixote and loyal his sidekick Sancho Panza are refreshingly revived.

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The Powel House: Utilizing Historic PhilaLandmarks as venues for the arts

Celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015, the Powel House is hosting an array of special events in the fine and performing arts throughout the year.

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Intergenerational Theater, part 2: Penelope Reed on working with a young director in ON THE VERGE (Hedgerow)

In this two-part series, Henrik Eger talks to Penelope Reed and Kittson O’Neill about their intergenerational collaboration in Hedgerow Theatre’s ON THE VERGE.

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Intergenerational Theater, part 1: Kittson O’Neill talks about directing the veteran cast of ON THE VERGE (Hedgerow)

In this two-part series, Henrik Eger talks to Penelope Reed and Kittson O’Neill about their intergenerational collaboration in Hedgerow Theatre’s ON THE VERGE.

Jennifer Summerfield, Maryruth Stine, Penelope Reed in ON THE VERGE at Hedgerow Theatre. (Photo credit: Ashley LaBonde of Wide Eyed Studios)

ON THE VERGE (Hedgerow): Self-discovery in the land of the unknown

There are so many layers to uncover in this work. It is a smart and clever piece; more performance art with humor and drama than a traditional comedy.

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Women ON THE VERGE: Kittson O’Neill and Jennifer Summerfield on Hedgerow’s wacky new comedy

Hedgerow fellow Brock Vickers sat down to talk to director Kittson O’Neill and actor Jennifer Summerfield about the theater’s January production.

Jared Reed as Hamlet and Jennifer Summerfield as Horatio in Hedgerow Theatre's HAMLET. Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

To alter or not to alter, that is the question: Dan Hodge on directing HAMLET in unorthodox ways

Dan Hodge discusses his edited version of HAMLET, onstage through November 23 at Hedgerow Theatre.

Friendzone? Jennifer Summerfield as Horatio. Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

HAMLET (Hedgerow): The play’s the thing

I have some friends who think William Shakespeare is the greatest writer in the English language, but they don’t like going to the theater to see performances of his work. Why,…

Jennifer Summerfield as Horatio and Jared Reed as the title character in Hedgerow Theatre's HAMLET. Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

[podcast] Cutting Hamlet: Director Dan Hodge on adapting Shakespeare’s masterpiece for the stage

Every staged version of Hamlet is edited. Posterity left us two “authentic” written versions of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece, as well as a poorly transcribed but dramatically more coherent “foul” text….

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TILL BIRNAM WOOD (John Schultz): Fringe Review 30

One way to focus on the extraordinary eloquence and drama of Shakespeare’s language is to eliminate all visual distraction, and that is precisely what John Schultz has done in TILL BIRNAM WOOD—a rapid-fire 55-minute adaptation of Macbeth that is performed before a blindfolded audience.

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (Hedgerow): I hated Jane Austen, but I love this

I took a seat on one of the long, cushioned benches at the unusual Hedgerow Theatre, a grist mill from the 1800s, for the opening night of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Satisfied that at least I was introduced to such a beautiful place, I wondered what Jane Austen was going to smother me with this time.