ARTS Pick: The Philadelphia Story

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ARTS Pick: The Philadelphia Story

When playwright Philip Barry wrote The Philadelphia Story in 1939, he had Katharine Hepburn in mind to play the show’s lead character—a vivacious young socialite named Tracy Lord. Hepburn not only starred in the show’s successful Broadway production, she contributed to its financial stability, and encouraged its adaptation into the 1940 film in which she starred with Cary Grant and James Stewart. Directed by Betsy Tucker, the local incarnation of this witty love quadrangle follows the romantic hijinks of a woman who plans her high society wedding, only to be thrown for a loop by her persistent ex-husband and a handsome journalist chronicling the affair.

Friday12/13 – Saturday 1/18. $25, times vary. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177.

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