DAVID PATRICK STEARNS http://wrti.org en The Philadelphia Orchestra "Pops Up" in Macau http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-pops-macau <p></p><p>One of the better ideas of <a href="http://www.philorch.org/blog/news/2014-tour-asia-china-residency-day-13—-side-side-rehearsal-residency-activities-and-side" target="_blank"><strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra’s tour of China and Japan</strong></a> turned out to be one of the toughest concerts of all: a Saturday&nbsp;morning pop-up performance by a quartet of French horn players at the ancient ruins of St Paul's Cathedral in Macau. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns withstood the tropical heat right along with them.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:57:54 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 7375 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra "Pops Up" in Macau Good People At The Walnut Street Theatre: The Playwright's Story http://wrti.org/post/good-people-walnut-street-theatre-playwrights-story <p></p><p>David Lindsay-Abaire would seem to have a case of multiple creative personalities. The Pulitzer-winning playwright wrote the book and lyrics to <em>Shrek the Musical </em>and worked on the screenplay to <em>The Great and Powerful Oz.</em>&nbsp;</p><p>He’s now represented by a hugely different theatrical work at the <a href="http://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/good-people.php" target="_blank"><strong>Walnut Street Theatre, a play titled <em>Good People </em></strong></a>about hard-scrabble life and class struggle in South Boston, or “Southie.” The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns spoke to the playwright in his Brooklyn home and discovered that <em>Good People</em> is the real him.</p><p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:43:10 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 5293 at http://wrti.org Good People At The Walnut Street Theatre: The Playwright's Story