This two-act play by Anthony E. Gallo(*93’) examines the life of Pierre L’Enfant, designer of the District of Columbia.
When he was finally put to rest at Arlington Cemetery with President Taft in attendance, the French Ambassador made a mild understatement.
Pierre L’1enfant yes, was l’enfant terriblile. And a genius.
His list of appreciators was impressive: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, James Monroe, Hames Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. But Pierre L’Enfant wore all of them out.
Washington stood up to Britain, defeated Cornwallis, but was driven mad by this French architect soldier. Why? The list of people he aggravated was the same fellas.
They say Washington DC is the most beautiful city in the world, even if few disagree. If so, then Paris is the second most beautiful French City in the world, second only to DC.
This is the story of Pierre ( excuse us, Peter) L’Enfant
And Peter gives a guided tour of L’Enfant’s plan for the city.
Was he really L’Enfant Terrible? The Commissioners thought so. So di George Washington and a bunch of other folks.
They call Washington the city of L’Enfant. Rumor has it that his ghost pervades the District of Columbia. Although he changed his name from Pierre L’Enfant to Peter L’Enfant, This two-act dramedy examines the life of Pierre L’Enfant and his great contributions
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JE SUIS PETER. JE SUIS AMERICAIN
A TWO-ACT BIODRAMA
ANTHONY E. GALLO