First for December 18, 2015

First Experience: St. Johns Bible

Its been 500 years since Benedictine monks took on the herculean task of illuminating a Bible by hand. Saint John’s University in Minnesota, along with some amazing artists have recreated the feat. It took 15 years and it’s quite remarkable. Seventy of those pages are on display at the Biggs Museum in Dover. We head there for a look.

Diner on stage

We hit the stage of Delaware Theatre Company’s production of Diner. That’s Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson’s movie, turned into a musical. If everything goes as hoped, this production will end up on Broadway. There’s a lot that goes into the show, we take a look.

First Experience: Tiffany Glass

Louis Comfort Tiffany, the son of the famous Tiffany founder Charles Tiffany was a trained artist. He was fascinated by the interplay of color and light on glass. In 1885 he began ‘painting’ with glass. His work is on display now at Winterthur Museum.

Teach Me: Setup the Queen

On Market Street in Wilmington is the old Queen Theater. In 2011 it was transformed into a music venue. There’s a lot to learn about putting on a show. That’s where we find Avi Wolfman Arent and this month’s Teach Me segment.

First Person: Bud Martin DTC Director

Joining us this week for First Person is the Executive Director of the Delaware Theatre Company, Bud Martin. It has been one of DTC’s goals to be a try out city for theatre before a show heads off to Broadway. Was it hard to get top quality theatre to come to Wilmington?

First Experience: Old Tyme Baseball

Let’s head outside and experience the way baseball was played 150 years ago. The Diamond State Baseball Club ended its first game 150 years ago with a score of 69-29. Guess they didn’t have the mercy rule back then. Today, the game has changed, but the traditions remain.

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