Susan Wefel

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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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SIDE SHOW (Media Theatre): Coming together on a small stage

SIDE SHOW is a tricky piece, but there was much to savor at Media Theatre’s production

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ROMEO & JULIET (Media): A Rose of any other name

The lights show a bare stage; the set is two dilapidated buildings with scaffolding. The curtains intermittently change from day to night with a transient light. The place is Verona,…

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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 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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OR (Hedgerow): love, lust, loyalties and loads of laughter!

Set in London, 1660, Liz Duffy Adams’s rollicking historical romp explores the remarkable life of Aphra Behn, a spy, poet, and England’s first professional female playwright.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Media): Killing Lee’s mockingbird

In directing Christopher Sergel’s dramatic adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Jesse Cline is uncharacteristically too reverential about the material.

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BILLY ELLIOT (Media Theatre): Dance Billy, dance

As usual with 2007 musical version of the 2000 movie, the personal scenes are the strength of this production

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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.

David Nikolas as Maurice Mullinsin A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED at Hedgerow Theatre. Photo by Ashley LaBonde

A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED (Hedgerow): There’s something spooky backstage

A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED may contain all the usual elements of a typical who-dunnit, but it’s spirit lies elsewhere

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36 years at Hedgerow House and Theater: Longtime fellow Susan Wefel’s life in her theatrical home

When Susan Wefel moved into Hedgerow Theatre’s farmhouse in Rose Valley, PA, she was the youngest person in the building. Thirty-six years and dozens of performances later, she’s still going strong.

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“My busy, wacky, wonderful life”: Parents on stage and off stage, THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Media Theatre)

The wacky parents of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Media Theatre share the joys and difficulties of juggling two lead roles in their lives.

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Media Theatre): A weird-family musical

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is such a familiar piece, and beloved by many for various reasons