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Irvine Auditorium

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Built 1929
Seats 1,249
(http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/perelmanquad/facilities/irvine_auditorium/ir101.html)

The auditorium, on the Perelman Quad, was designed by Julian Abele, the first African-American graduate of Penn's School of architecture. The room's high ceilings, long reverb and confusing backstage make it more appropriate for music than drama.
3/13/2006

The medium is the message because it is the medium that shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action. (Marshall McLuhan, 1964)