It’s time again for another episode of Shagbottom Theater!
An all time classic, Philadelphia story has delighted audiences on stage and screen for decades. It’s always a joy to view the Hepburn-Grant-Stewart production. The best part? Dinah. Virginia Weidler steals the show with her rendition of Lydia. In fact, she pulls off what could have been an annoying and pointless part, making it a highlight of the entire show.
July is the perfect month to bring this wedding-gone-wrong tale to the theater. I wouldn’t think of producing it in June and freeze out any already cold feet. We should be safe to share this following the fourth. As Fionn is focused on honoring the late Cary Grant, he was quite in agreement.
Without further rambling…
The Philadelphia Story by Donald Ogden Stewart (The Play is written by Phillip Barry)
Dinah: Uncle Willie, isn’t it my duty to tell George?
Uncle Willie: He might want to marry her anyway.
Dinah: But she can’t. If she marries anyone, it’s got to be Mr. Connor.
Dex: Why, Dinah. What makes you think she should?
Uncle Willie: Apparently the little cherub has heard or seen something.
Dex: That’s Dexter’s own Dinah.
Uncle Willie: You have a certain amount of cheek walking in here on this of all mornings.
Dex: Do I?
Uncle Willie: Yes.
Dex: What’s all this about Mr. Connor, Dinah? Did the party last night
give you bad dreams?
Dinah: It wasn’t any dream.
Dex: I wouldn’t be too sure. It’s hard to tell once you’ve gone to sleep, isn’t it?
Dinah: Is it?