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April 2019

Oscar Gone Wilde – a lecture by Dr. Margaret D. Stetz

April 13 @ 2:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$25

There is no end to the global interest in Oscar Wilde’s life and writings. An explosion of biographies, critical studies, adaptations, exhibitions, operas, and films has continued to stoke that interest and to show us new facets of Wilde and his world. This lecture will present some of the highlights of recent works and raise the question, “Why Wilde–and why now?”

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The Importance of Being Earnest

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

Filled with a cast of colorful characters and endlessly witty dialogue, The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s crowning comedic achievement. In this site specific staging at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, the audience will be immersed in a world of delightful farce where no one is exactly who they seem to be. One of the most popular plays of all time, this production will re-imagine Wilde’s hilarious “trivial comedy for serious people” for a contemporary audience of all ages.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the funniest plays ever written. First performed in 1895 and often hailed as Wilde’s masterpiece, our gender fluid production will immerse the audience in a world of hilarious farce where no one is exactly who they appear to be. This site-specific staging will re-imagine a classic play for a contemporary audience in ways you’ve never seen before. Earnest will be the first show in our history to run for two weekends. Directed by Ryan Walter.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the funniest plays ever written. First performed in 1895 and often hailed as Wilde’s masterpiece, our gender fluid production will immerse the audience in a world of hilarious farce where no one is exactly who they appear to be. This site-specific staging will re-imagine a classic play for a contemporary audience in ways you’ve never seen before. Earnest will be the first show in our history to run for two weekends. Directed by Ryan Walter.

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May 2019

The Importance of Being Earnest

May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the funniest plays ever written. First performed in 1895 and often hailed as Wilde’s masterpiece, our gender fluid production will immerse the audience in a world of hilarious farce where no one is exactly who they appear to be. This site-specific staging will re-imagine a classic play for a contemporary audience in ways you’ve never seen before. Earnest will be the first show in our history to run for two weekends. Directed by Ryan Walter.  

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The Importance of Being Earnest

May 4 @ 2:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the funniest plays ever written. First performed in 1895 and often hailed as Wilde’s masterpiece, our gender fluid production will immerse the audience in a world of hilarious farce where no one is exactly who they appear to be. This site-specific staging will re-imagine a classic play for a contemporary audience in ways you’ve never seen before. Earnest will be the first show in our history to run for two weekends. Directed by Ryan Walter.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$35

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the funniest plays ever written. First performed in 1895 and often hailed as Wilde’s masterpiece, our gender fluid production will immerse the audience in a world of hilarious farce where no one is exactly who they appear to be. This site-specific staging will re-imagine a classic play for a contemporary audience in ways you’ve never seen before. Earnest will be the first show in our history to run for two weekends. Directed by Ryan Walter.

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Old Fashioned Picnic

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Spring is here; enjoy a wonderful afternoon outdoors at the Mansion's Victorian picnic. Visit the gardens of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion on Saturday, May 18 from Noon to 3:00 pm. Lawn games (croquet, ring toss, scavenger hunt), photography, good conversation, 19th century kitchen gadgets. Suggested attire (not required): summer whites, garden party frocks, tea dresses, steampunk, Goth, Photographs to take home. Craft beer, lemonade, hot dogs, ice cream. Admission is free. Pay as you go for activities and food.

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Literary Parlor – The Heart of Darkness

May 19 @ 1:30 pm
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$15

Join bibliophile, Kate Howe, as our Literary Parlor discusses Joseph Conrad’s 1899 book, The Heart of Darkness. The narrator, Charles Marlow, tells the story of a voyage up the Congo River into the “heart of Africa.” The novella is based on Conrad’s own experience in 1890 as he became the Captain of a steamer traveling to various stops along the Congo River. Marlow tells his story while aboard a boat anchored on the Thames River in England. Conrad compares London with Africa…

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June 2019

Coffee for Neighbors

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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Free

Free Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion welcomes its fellow neighbors for complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies! Learn about the 1860s section of our museum and chat with your neighbors. A trained docent will be on hand to answer your questions!  Open to anyone who lives in the 19144 zip code.

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