Philadelphia Story, With James Naughton, Kelli O'Hara and Blythe Danner, Gets Westport Reading Dec. 10
By Adam Hetrick
The Westport Country Playhouse's "Script in Hand" reading of The Philadelphia Story is a family affair. Tony Award winner James Naughton, Keira Naughton, Greg Naughton and Kelli O'Hara are part of the special Dec. 10 reading of Philip Barry's comedy.
James Naughton and his children, Keira and Greg, as well as his daughter-in-law, O'Hara, take part in the 7 PM reading that also boasts Blythe Danner, John Rothman, Jake Robards, Mark Shanahan, Jordan Coughtry, Chad Kinsman and Dana Steingold. Anne Keefe directs.
"In The Philadelphia Story," according to Westport, "Tracy Lord, of the Philadelphia Lords, is a spoiled daughter of the privileged. She's about to marry for the second time. Just days before the wedding, a reporter and a camera woman arrive to document the event for a gossip magazine as part of a deal to cover up Tracy's father’s affair with a Broadway dancer. Coincidentally her ex-husband turns up as well. The result is comedy, drama, and suspense as Tracy confronts the four men in her life: the very appealing reporter, her ex-husband, her fiancé, and her father."
Tickets are $15. Tickets for the reading and post-performance dessert reception with the cast are $50. For tickets visit WestportPlayhouse.org.
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