Northeast Times

 Articles by Ruth Rovner

Living in the past

Being a storyteller for the popular ‘Once Upon a Nation’ program demands a lot of Katie Stickney. She’s outgoing. She can be quite dramatic. And she knows her Philly history.


Not the same old story with 'Once Upon A Nation'

Local storytellers help to give Philly's deep history some extra drama and detail.


Guiding through 350 years of Jewish history

Inside the Museum of American Jewish History, Laurie Gottlieb stood in front of an unusual display — a full-scale covered wagon.


Enjoying a change of scenery

The actors on the Walnut Street Theatre stage look good. But Dan Schultz has the challenging job of making the stage look good.


Fairmount actress takes on challenging role

Wendy Staton recalled her reaction when she first saw ’Night, Mother performed on the stage. “It had my heart beating,” she said. “I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I didn’t know what was going to happen.”


Miss Saigon taking off at the Walnut

For its final production of the season, the Walnut Street Theatre is presenting a musical that was a hit in London and then on Broadway. Miss Saigon premiered in London in 1989 and ran for 10 years. When it opened on Broadway in 1991, it racked up 11 Tony nominations. 



Teeing is believing

For two visually impaired youngsters, meeting challenges is par for the course.