The Philadelphia Story
A play by Phillip Barry
October 11, 12, 14, 18, & 19, 2013; 7:30pm
Bistline Theatre; Stephens Performing Arts Center
In this 1939 American classic by Phillip Barry we meet the Lords of Philadelphia--literally. Tracy Lord's final preparations for her wedding to mining heir George Kittredge are complicated by the arrival of reporters from a muckraking scandal sheet and by the re-appearance of her former husband, C.K. Dexter Haven. The play served as a "comeback vehicle" for Katherine Hepburn who also starred in the 1940 film, along with Cary Grant. The play is a delightful, stylized, romantic comedy replete with lots of "eye candy." Our costumes are designed by Edward Stevenson, the Pocatello boy who became a noted costumer for RKO studios, designing many costumes for this era. The ISU costume shop will convert Stevenson's renderings into costumes for this production.