64 Rose Valley Road
Media, PA 19063
Directed by Jared Reed
June 2-August 7, 2011 Heritage Series
Start with a Member of Parliament who's planning an extramarital fling with the Prime Minister's secretary -- in the same hotel where he's staying with his wife. Add a bumbling assistant who bungles all the arrangements for his boss. Throw in a haughty hotel manager, a confused waiter, a jealous husband and a conservative female member of the House of Commons who's campaigning on an anti-vice bill. They all add up to a classic British farce as only Ray Cooney, known as the Master of Farce, can write them! Join us as we celebrate our 10th year of laughing all summer to a Ray Cooney farce.
Directed by To Be Announced
June 4-25, 2011 Heritage Series
Hedgerow invites audiences to spend the afternoon with Emily Dickinson, have tea and sample her famous black cake as producing Artistic Director Penelope Reed reprises her critically acclaimed portrayal of the great American poet. Miss Dickinson was an eccentric and virtual recluse in her father's house for 56 years in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she secretly recorded her private thoughts in more than 1,700 epigrammatic poems. Luce used them, along with her letters and remembrances of friends and family, to create this biographical one-woman play. As Emily herself tells us of her childhood, her thoughts and her longing to be published, we are able to discover the extraordinary vision that made her one of America's most beloved poets. Ms. Reed has been playing the role since 1981, when the play was staged at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. In 1987, she performed it as a fundraiser for the Hedgerow Rebuilding Fund following the fire that gutted the theatre, and has brought it back to the Hedgerow stage in 1996 and 2005. No matter the venue, each of these productions has been successful and popular with audiences, while also receiving high praise from critics, who have said that Reed creates a credible, engaging character so that Dickinson comes vividly to life. An eloquent, inspired performance, worthy of its eloquent, inspired subject. - Philadelphia Inquirer Tune in on Friday, June 10th at 3:30 p.m. to the WCHE Entertainment and Culture Show, which airs live on WCHE 1520 AM in Chester County, PA and streams over the internet via. Scroll down for a link to the show's website. You'll hear Producing Artistic Director Penelope Reed interviewed about her upcoming performance in The Belle of Amherst.
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