1812 Productions http://wrti.org en Nemours Mansion--Napoleon Exhibition--German Violinist Isabelle Faust--Let's Pretend We're Married http://wrti.org/post/nemours-mansion-napoleon-exhibition-german-violinist-isabelle-faust-lets-pretend-were-married <p>Jason Peifer visits the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE.? The 300-acre estate was home to the industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont and recently completed a $39 million restoration.</p> <p>As the National Constitution Center opens its new show on Napoleon, Susan Lewis explores the "French connection" between America and the Emperor of early 19th century France.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Isabelle Faust. The German violinist performs the Brahms Violin concerto in concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra this week.</p> <p>And we speak with Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite. They created and star in the cabaret <i>Let's Pretend We're Married</i>, the latest from 1812 Productions.</p> Thu, 28 May 2009 19:30:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, David Patrick Stearns & Jim Cotter & Jason Peifer 2141 at http://wrti.org Nemours Mansion--Napoleon Exhibition--German Violinist Isabelle Faust--Let's Pretend We're Married Kimmel Center 5th Anniversary http://wrti.org/post/kimmel-center-5th-anniversary <p>This week, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts celebrates its 5th anniversary; we examine how it's changed the city's cultural landscape. Susan Lewis looks at a new public art project in Manayunk that celebrates and reinterprets a local tradition for socializing on stoops.; We look at a new project at the Delaware Art Museum that uses technology to tell new stories about art. Jason Peifer speaks with the creators of This Is the Week That Is, the latest show from 1812 Productions that explores the tradition of political humor.</p> Sat, 09 Dec 2006 19:55:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1642 at http://wrti.org Daughters of Genius http://wrti.org/post/daughters-genius <p>Jason Peifer takes a look at Daughters of Genius, a new comedy from 1812 Productions in Philadelphia. The play is about 17th century poet, John Milton, and his three daughters. Susan Lewis finds her way to The Salon, an underground concert series of classical, jazz and multicultural new music with an increasingly large following. And in our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com, we visit the neighbors at Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited street in the nation.</p> Sat, 20 May 2006 19:11:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1702 at http://wrti.org