The Philadelphia Story: Webster Conservatory Performs 1930s Comedy Feb. 15-19, 22-26

Feb. 1, 2017

The Philadelphia Story: Webster Conservatory Performs 1930s Comedy Feb. 15-19, 22-26
Webster performs 'The Philadelphia Story' Feb. 15-19, 22-26

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the 1930s comedy "The Philadelphia Story," where a high-society second wedding is the setting for a witty, highly entertaining weekend.

Socialite Tracy Lord is preparing for her second marriage at the estate of her family. The Philadelphia Lords have all gathered for the celebration. So has Tracy’s ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven and an attractive reporter named Mike Connor. This makes the weekend a little more complicated.

These American nobles handle all with a lot of wit in this classic 1930s comedy. There’s nothing like a high-society wedding for some high-caliber entertainment.

The Globe and Mail wrote that “The Philadelphia Story is an unusual American comedy insofar as it is witty rather than funny, sophisticated without being cynical and open-hearted without being sentimental.” 

Performance Dates, Times

Feb. 15–19, Feb. 22–26
7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Emerson Studio Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road, 63119

Get Tickets

Reserve tickets by calling the Fine Arts hotline at (314) 968-7128.

  • Webster students, faculty, and staff: free with a valid ID
  • $15 for adults
  • $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students
  • $2 for children 12 and under

About the Webster Conservatory

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management. Located in St. Louis in Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, the Conservatory has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century.

Students are selected through auditions and theatre festivals nationwide, as well as through auditions held on campus. All candidates for admission must complete the audition/portfolio review process to be considered.

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