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Guest company pays tribute to Piaf at Touchstone


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

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