Chautauqua Theater Company Uncorks 2012 Season with The Philadelphia Story

Performances begin June 29, 2012

Chautauqua, NY (6/25/2012) - Chautauqua Theater Company’s Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch is proud to announce the first production of CTC’s 29th season: Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story, running from June 29 through July 8. “We all know the Philadelphia Story as the Hollywood blockbuster with the iconic stars of yesterday, “ says Benesch, “now come and see the play it was based on with the rising stars of tomorrow.”


Philip Barry’s, quintessentially American, 1939 classic is directed by CTC’s Associate Artistic Director, Andrew Borba, and features emerging talents Carolyn Holding as Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord, Dave Quay as her lingering ex, C.K. Dexter Haven, and Max Roll as Mike Connor, the hardened tabloid journalist covering her second marriage. Also featured are veterans Peter Francis James (The Merchant of Venice, Broadway), John Seidman (The Thomas Crown Affair) and Carol Halstead (August: Osage County, Fulton Theatre).


The Philadelphia Story invites the audience into the Philadelphia home of Tracy Lord and her high society family as she prepares to marry for the second time. When tabloid reporters, an ex-husband and a philandering father converge on the festivities, nothing goes as planned. Join CTC from June 29 through July 8 for a screwball evening of chaotic romance overflowing with champagne and laughter.


The creative team includes Tom Buderwitz (Scenic Design), Tracy Christensen (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Steven Cahill (Sound Design) and Wendy Waterman (Voice and Speech).


Patrons seeking further information about The Philadelphia Story or other CTC programming are encouraged to visit our website: www.CTCompany.org. The site also provides useful links to information about other events at the Institution.


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Full cast, schedule and ticket information:
The Philadelphia Story
by Philip Barry
Directed by Andrew Borba
Cast: William (Uncle Willie) Tracy........................... John Seidman*
Seth Lord......................................................... Peter Francis James*
Margaret Lord................................................ Carol Halstead*
C.K. Dexter Haven........................................... Dave Quay
Tracy Lord....................................................... Carolyn Holding
Dinah Lord....................................................... Molly Bernard
Alexander (Sandy) Lord................................... Sathya Sridharan
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie....................................... Kelsey Didion
Machaulay (Mike) Connor............................... Max Roll
George Kitteredge........................................... Max Woertendyke
Thomas............................................................ David Tabish
Elsie................................................................. Annika Borg-Sundstrom
Mac….............................................................. Daniel Borg- Sundstrom
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association
Creative Team:
Set Design....................................................... Tom Buderwitz
Costume Design............................................. Tracy Christensen
Lighting Design............................................... Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design................................................. Steven Cahill
Voice and Speech…………............................... Wendy Waterman
Stage Manager…..………….............................. Emily Glinick*


The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry (June 29 - July 8)
Friday 6/29: 8:00 p.m. (Preview)
Saturday 6/30: 6:00 p.m. (Opening Night)
Sunday 7/1: 2:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7/3: 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7/4: 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 7/5: 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7/6: 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 7/7: 2:15 p.m.
Sunday 7/8: 2:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Tickets:
(716) 357-6250
www.CTCompany.org


UP NEXT AT CTC:
The New Play Workshop: Everything Is Ours by Nikole Beckwith (July 12 - July 14)
Thursday 7/12: 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7/13: 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 7/14: 2:15 p.m.


Fifty Ways by Kate Fodor (July 20 - July 29)
A World Premiere
Friday 7/20: 8:00 p.m. (Preview)
Saturday 7/21: 6:00 p.m. (Opening Night)
Sunday 7/22: 2:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7/24: 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7/25: 2:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 7/26: 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7/27: 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 7/28: 2:15 p.m.
Sunday 7/29: 2:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.


The New Play Workshop: Muckrakers by Zayd Dohrn (August 2 - August 4)
Thursday 8/2: 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8/3: 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8/4: 2:15 p.m.


As You Like It by William Shakespeare (August 10 - August 17)
Friday 8/10: 8:00 p.m. (Preview)
Saturday 8/11: 6:00 p.m. (Opening Night)
Sunday 8/12: 2:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8/14: 2:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8/15: 2:15 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 8/16: 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8/17: 4:00 p.m.


All performances in Bratton Theater on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution
CTC ticket buyers may enjoy the Chautauqua Institution grounds at no additional charge from
noon to 8:00 pm with a matinee ticket or from 4:00 pm to midnight with an evening ticket.
ABOUT CHAUTAUQUA THEATER COMPANY


Now in its 29th season, the Chautauqua Theater Company is the resident professional theater and Conservatory of the Chautauqua Institution. Internationally known actors, directors, designers and writers join 19 emerging artists drawn from the nation’s top training programs to form a unique company that produces a vibrant summer of work in the historic Bratton Theater. Dedicated to the next generation of theater artists, the development of new work, first rate productions of modern and contemporary classics, and fresh insight into Shakespeare’s cannon, this “full service” company provides the best a year-round regional theater has to offer in the period of an eight week summer season.