Classic Romantic Comedy The Philadelphia Story, Live on Stage
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The last date listed for The Philadelphia Story was Friday January 4, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
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Featured review from Helen
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We're big fans of the movie with Hepburn, Grant, and Stewart. The script of the play closely followed the script of the movie with a few minor alterations in the plot. I think this production was very good, but it lacked the timing of the movie. If I weren't familiar with the movie, I'd probably give the play four stars. The cast did a good job.
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“Altogether delicious… pure theatrical champagne.” —Chicago Sun-Times
One day before her marriage to a successful businessman, haughty socialite Tracy Lord is sure of herself and her future. However, with the surprise arrival of ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven and the tempting presence of tabloid reporter Mike Connor, Tracy’s perfect vision of herself is shaken to the core. It will take a bottle of champagne and a compromising situation to crack her forbidding exterior and reveal an understanding heart. This classic comedy of manners by Philip Barry finds that sometimes getting what you want means learning to let go.