Yes, you read that correctly! After 190 years, President John Quincy Adams and his White House gardener, the Irish born John Ousley, meet again! And at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, of all places! Perhaps I should explain —
We’re so proud of our very own Kitty Felde! You see she was the scriptwriter for our Rascals in the White House; Join the Gang walk. We think it’s a totally charming script and now we love meeting Fina and following her adventures at the U.S. Capitol in Kitty’s newest book:
Welcome to Washington, Fina Mendoza
Certainly, the dirctor of a play must see history differently! We wanted to know if this is true.
Enter Chris Daileader, one of the directors of our Pickle Pea Walks. We were able to catch Chris between his many acting and directing commitments and get his thoughts about this. Here is part of our conversation with "our" very talented Chris.
Exploring a destination always works better when you give it some meat! I definitely believe in that old saying “You get out of it what you put into it!” So here are some tips for you for getting more involved and embellishing your visit to Washington, DC in a few, very different ways!! I know all of these tips are going to sound quirky --- and they are!! But try them! You just might be surprised with the results!
From the beginning the White House has been pretty open to animals. Perhaps this is because our early presidents were farmers and they had depended on and cared for animals. Many early presidents brought their own animals or pets to the White House. So animals and pets have always been welcomed at the White House.