Like other delicate, pretty things, Mrs. Farnsworth seems as though she might shatter at a rough touch.
In the production currently running at Rep Stage, the title character is portrayed by actress Helen Hedman, who has slender, seemingly fragile limbs and a pale little face stretched taut over high cheekbones.
If you go Mrs. Farnsworth runs at the Rep Stage, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, through Sept. 23. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $17-$25. Call 410-772-4900 or go to www.repstage.org.