Happy New Year from Penelope Reed

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Dear Friends,

What a Wonderful Year!!! Topping the list of wonderful moments were the establishment of our 2-year resident fellows program (setting the stage for longer resident stays) as well as the new Wyncote Way Atrium entrance, accessible to all!  Three cheers for the Wyncote Foundation!

Theatre Highlights of the 2014- 2015 season include: two farces Irma Vep and 39 Steps, and two classics Sense and Sensibility and Hamlet, with Artistic Director Jared Reed in the title role.  Finally, rounding out the year, our A Christmas Carol (with its 62-member cast–all ages) warmed more hearts than ever!

Hedgerow Board and Guild​ Members have been remarkable in stimulating interest and generosity throughout the community​.​ Once again, ​The Suzanne F. Roberts​ ​Cultural Development Fund​ supported top notch visiting artists.

Reaching beyond the theatre, ​we​ ​were chosen as ​a Rose Valley cultural treasure​, ​participated in Media’s Bastille Day and Holiday Caroling​, continued important service in Chester​ by bringing ​creativity to schools, senior centers, and civic organizations; a play for Delaware County’s 225th ​anniversary​, hosted charity ​​benefits such as Rotary Club’s mission to end Polio​ ​and ​we touched thousands of audience member, and reached thousands of audience members.

With the blossoming of our education offerings​, company members ​focused on ​improvements to the Hedgerow ​Farmhouse ​in order to​ serve the increasing number of students.   With the assistance of The Ethel Sargent Clark Smith Memorial Fund and The Swarthmore Rotary Club, ​we ​built a new wrap-around porch. 

Blessed with a fabulous board, a strong company, extraordinary visiting artists and incredible volunteers, we are poised to raise the bar on all our shows, classes and events, from the season open​er, On The Verge, ​to the BIRTHDAY GALA on April 18th and on and on.

Wishing you and your loved ones a most happy, fun and safe New Year, we hope to see you soon.  Thank you so much for being part of the Hedgerow Family.

 
Warmly,

Penelope Reed
Executive Director-Hedgerow Theatre
President- Rotary Club of Media