The Morning Call, Thursday, February 24, 2005
Article on the latest play presented by Act 1 at DeSales by Myra Yellin Outwater, arts writer with The Morning Call, features comments by Jessica Conrad, who plays the lead, and director Steven Dennis. Dennis describes the writing by Philip Barry as "sophisticated verbal waltzing." According to Dennis, although the well known film versions have eclipsed the stage version, Barry's writing has given the play much more depth and a lot more relevance than most people realize. It addresses issues such as rights to privacy that still resonate today. Dennis says the story "defined screwball comedy." The set, designed by Will Neuert, depicts 1930s Main Line, with Act 1 and 3 set in the interior of the home, and Act 2 set in the garden. Dennis describes the set design as one "that makes the audience ooh and aah." "The Philadelphia Story" runs through March 6, in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.
Press Release: "Philadelphia Story" as relevant today as in 1939 | Posted on: 2/24/2005
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