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Local Finds: Hedgerow Theatre & Players Club of Swarthmore

March 5, 2009

New shows are ready to debut at both the Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley PA and the Players Club of Swarthmore in Delaware County Suburban Philadelphia.

hedgerowcr1Now in its 85th season, the Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley continues its long tradition of outstanding theatre.  Housed in a former 1840 grist-mill, this was the first resident repertory theatre in the country and and “earned an identity as “The Mother of all Philadelphia Theatres.”  Continuing its long history with George Bernard Shaw, “Arms and the Man” just opened March 3 and has its official Opening Night this Friday, March 6.  Set in 1885, this is “one of Shaw’s comic masterpieces on the perils of love and war.”  This should be an excellent production and with only 144 seats, there truly is not a bad seat in the house.

In addition, March has a bit of an Irish flair with the St Patrick’s Cabaret being held March 17th.  This show will highlight the resident players and will include the step dancers from the McHugh School of Irish Dance.    On March 14, the Children’s Series continues with “Charlotte’s Web”.  Looking ahead, the World Premiere of “The White Room” by Nagle Jackson will begin its run on April 17.  The Hedgerow also has several upcoming classes including its Performance Showcase Class beginning March 10.

players-club-w-brThe Players Club of Swarthmore also has several upcoming shows.  Bus Stop is set to open March 12.  ” The bus driver is real good friends with the waitress, the cowboy fancies the small-town chanteuse, the professor gone to seed has his eye on the sweet young thing, a snowstorm is howling outside and the sheriff just stepped out.”  This is running through March 28.  On March 6 & 7, there will also be a staged reading of George Bernard Shaw’s “Heartbreak House“.

This is a great time of year to get out and enjoy some entertainment and both theaters offer some great options.  Take advantage of all the area has to offer!