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August Entertainment: Hedgerow Theatre’s “Two Into One” and More


The Play’s the Fling

Ah, those Brits. They do have the market cornered on situational comedy. Hedgerow Theatre’s production of Two Into One is no exception, its combination of politics and moral indiscretion all too familiar—and hilarious. A member of Parliament has an extramarital fling with the prime minister’s secretary in the same hotel where said adulterer is staying with his wife. Add an inept assistant, an arrogant hotel manager, a confused waiter, a jealous husband and an ultra-conservative female member of the House of Commons, and the end result is a classic British farce only the award-winning Ray Cooney could concoct. Thru Aug. 7. 7:30 p.m. $10-$25. 64 Rose Valley Road, Media. Call (610) 565-4211 or visit hedgerowtheatre.org. —Emily Riley

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Material Girl

Now in its last week at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Sheila Hicks: 50 Years is an intersection of sculpture, fashion and architecture. Known for weaving distinctive colors and experimental materials into intensely personal narratives, Hicks’ intriguing installations revel in the continuity of a groundbreaking approach to textile art, pushing the limits of widely accepted contexts, conditions and frameworks. On display thru Aug. 7, this retrospective features more than 90 of Hicks’ most important works, including selections from Target headquarters in Minneapolis. It offers unprecedented insight into Hicks’ thinking, her processes and her approach to materials. 118 S. 36th St., Philadelphia. Call (215) 898-7108 or visit icaphila.org. —E.R.

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All That Jazz

One of the most influential groups of the jazz-fusion movement that has its roots in the 1970s, Return to Forever arrives in Philadelphia for a show Aug. 10 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. For the current ensemble, acclaimed electric violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and guitar master Frank Gambale join original members Lenny White, Stanley Clarke and founder Chick Corea. Kicking off the evening, Grammy-winning guitarist Dweezil Zappa leads Zappa Plays Zappa in a tribute to father Frank’s prolific and eclectic repertoire. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$99.50. 5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia. Call (215) 878-0400 or visit manncenter.org. —Michelle Farabaugh

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