A Performance in the Middle of History: The Cast of Emma Performs at the Madeline Mansion
A historic story deserves a historic performance. We at the 413 Project have always strived to make our productions unique with immersive performance venues and details and the Los Angeles production of Emma is no exception. The 413 Project is excited to be teaming up with the Madeline Garden Bistro in Pasadena California for our upcoming production of Jane Austen's Emma. The Madeline Gardens Mansion was built in 1927 by Edgar J. Cheesewright, the architect who work on high profile projects included Hearst Castle, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Santa Maria Inn and Greystone Mansion. The building itself was originally constructed as a private estate but left vacant by the Great Depression in 1929. Later on it became a brothel and then was incorporated into a U.S Naval Research Center. Rumors have it, that the famous scientist Albert Einstein even created the outer shell of the Nuclear Bomb inside of the building.
The performances of Emma will occur in the main dining hall which features a large stone fireplace with elegant antique furniture.
The mansion today features dozens of rooms and banquet halls with french inspired decor and beautiful morals.