People's Light & Theater Company http://wrti.org en Family Theater During the Holidays: Not Just for Kids! http://wrti.org/post/family-theater-during-holidays-not-just-kids <p>A classic children's story, a 17th-century French comedy, and a fairy tale are just the starting points for three Philadelphia-area theatrical productions that reach out to audiences of multiple generations. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at productions by the Arden Theatre Company, People's Light and Theatre, and the Lantern Theater Company.</p> Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:56:23 +0000 Susan Lewis 3308 at http://wrti.org Family Theater During the Holidays: Not Just for Kids! Conductor Yannick Nezet Seguin--Local Offerings in Family Theater--The History of Rittenhouse Square http://wrti.org/post/conductor-yannick-nezet-seguin-local-offerings-family-theater-history-rittenhouse-square <p>David Patrick Stearns speaks with Yannick Nezet Seguin, who is, at least for now, the conductor most likely to be The Philadelphia Orchestra's next music director.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores local offerings in family theater, and discusses different approaches to the form at the Arden, People's Light, and Lantern theaters.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Nancy M. Heinzen. Her history of Rittenhouse Square - <i>The Perfect Square</i> - has just been published by Temple University Press.</p> Thu, 03 Dec 2009 18:10:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter 2258 at http://wrti.org Conductor Yannick Nezet Seguin--Local Offerings in Family Theater--The History of Rittenhouse Square Paul Taylor--West Chester Univ. Poetry--I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document--Brandywine Baroque http://wrti.org/post/paul-taylor-west-chester-univ-poetry-i-have-me-remarkable-document-brandywine-baroque <p>Jim Cotter speaks with the veteran choreographer Paul Taylor. His world-renowned dance company will visit Philadelphia for a series of performances at the Annenberg Center.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at the upcoming West Chester University Poetry Conference, now in its 14th year.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits the People's Light &amp; Theatre as it stages <i>I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda</i>. The play was written in response to playwright Sonja Linden's interactions with refugees of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns considers the harpsichord. Brandywine Baroque's Dumont Concert Series features performances on some beautifully restored, rare and antique harpsichords.</p> Sat, 31 May 2008 20:35:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 1974 at http://wrti.org Paul Taylor--West Chester Univ. Poetry--I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document--Brandywine Baroque The 3rd Street Art Gallery http://wrti.org/post/3rd-street-art-gallery <p>We look at a show where anonymous personal confessions collected in drop boxes on the street, are displayed at the 3rd Street art gallery in old city Philadelphia; Jason Peifer visits People's Light &amp; Theater Company in Malvern, PA as they open Moliere's last play, The Imaginary Invalid; Susan Lewis previews "Look Again," a new exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library exploring African American history as integral to American history.</p> Sat, 16 Sep 2006 16:23:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1687 at http://wrti.org Jeffrey Siegel http://wrti.org/post/jeffrey-siegel <p>We speak with world renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel. The second of his three-part series of Keyboard Conversations, which provide listeners with deeper insight into individual classical piano works is at the Kimmel Center next week. Jason Peifer examines the legacy of Arthur Miller and looks ahead to the People's Light &amp; Theatre production of The Crucible, which opens next week. And in our regular look inside the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia.</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2006 18:16:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1714 at http://wrti.org