Posted October 4, 2013
The Idaho State University School of Performing Arts Theatre will present "The Philadelphia Story" in the Bistline Theatre inside the Stephens Performing Arts Center on Oct. 11, 12, 14, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.
In this 1939 American classic by Phillip Barry, audiences meet the Lords of Philadelphia. 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." The costumes are designed by Edward Stevenson, the Pocatello boy who became a noted costumer for Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO) studios, designing many costumes for this era. The ISU costume shop will convert Stevenson's renderings into costumes for this production.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for faculty, staff and seniors, $10 for pre-college students, $7 for ISU students, and $10 for group rates of 10 or more people. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, the information desk inside the Pond Student Union Building, Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, or online at www.isu.edu/tickets. For more information contact the box office at 282-3595.