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Wanamaker's Pursuit
A new play by ROGELIO MARTINEZ
Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN
On the Arcadia Stage
March 31 - May 22, 2011
Part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts,
inspired by the Kimmel Center

Paris, 1911. A world on the brink of change. Young Nathan Wanamaker arrives in search of fashions for the family department store and instead finds Paul Poiret and the first truly fabulous party of the 20th century. Surrounded by Poiret’s extravagances, Picasso’s art and the allure of a woman, Nathan soon finds himself having to make the difficult choice of what he must bring back to Philadelphia and what he must leave behind.

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WANAMAKER'S PURSUIT is produced under the auspices of the Arden's Independence Foundation New Play Showcase.

This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award




Critical Acclaim–

”One of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts’ most anticipated new plays is Rogelio Martinez’s Wanamaker’s Pursuit, which is receiving its world premiere at the Arden Theatre Company in a strong production. Martinez succeeds in capturing the excitement of 20th-century Paris, where everything is being born anew, particularly in the worlds of art and fashion. “ –Philadelphia Weekly   [Read]

"Wanamaker’s Pursuit features a stellar cast, a lively script, and of course, extravagant fashion." –Uwishunu   [Read]

"Rogelio Martinez's new play, is packed with dialogue and plot developments, yet it doesn't drag for a moment." –Talkin' Broadway   [Read]

"Wanamaker’s Pursuit has everything a person could want in a great play: memorable characters, witty one-liners, sage wisdom, passion, and top-notch production values" –Culture Mob   [Read]


In the News–

6ABC Loves the Arts backstage preview of the upcoming production
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Philly department store inspires stage production –PGN
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Wanamaker's Pursuit
Cast
David Bardeen (Leo Stein)
Shawn Fagan (Picasso/LaRue/Guard/
Franz Reichelt/
Fencing Instructor)
Wilbur Edwin Henry (Paul Poiret)
Jürgen Hooper (Nathan Wanamaker)
Geneviève Perrier (Denise Poiret)
Catharine K. Slusar (Gertrude Stein)

Scenic Designer
James Kronzer
Costume Designer
Richard St. Clair
Lighting Designer
F. Mitchell Dana
Sound Designer
Jorge Cousineau
Dramaturg
Ed Sobel
Assistant Director
Dan Plehal



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Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News & Philly.com
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