The Philadelphia Story is an acerbic, quick-witted and sometimes farcical ride, but in the end it lives or dies by the casting of Tracy herself. Thankfully they have chosen well. Jennifer Ehle manages to both make Tracy likeable and to successfully escape from Hepburn’s hold on the character. She capably conveys Tracy’s cool sexy poise in the play’s opening scenes, matching wits with everyone around her, before slowly breaking the character down and showing that she has human frailties just like everyone else.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
musicOMH reviews Philadelphia Story
By Lisa Hunt.