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Guest company pays tribute to Piaf at Touchstone

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Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem welcomes Teatro Potlach of Fara Sabina, Italy, back for its second visit to Pennsylvania.

The company’s production of “Edith Piaf: Hymn to Love,” created by Swiss-born Nathalie Mentha and directed by Pino di Buduo, runs March 5 to 8.

Teatro Potlach last visited Touchstone in 2015; its Edith Piaf cabaret, then titled “The First 100 Years of Edith Piaf,” played to sold-out houses for the entire run.

This year, Mentha teams up with Lehigh Valley musician and Touchstone ensemble affiliate Jason Hedrington on a collaborative re-imagining of the Edith Piaf cabaret. The piece focuses on stories of Piaf’s life, but also on the stories of her collaborators, co-writers and composers, and subjects of admiration.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, with group rates on request. On Thursdays, Touchstone offers a pay-what-you-will option at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at 610-867-1689 or touchstone.org.


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