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The Philadelphia Story

29 June, 2019

by Philip Barry
arranged by Charles Slovenski

This special year-end playreading will be performed in the garden of GEDS member David Lewis.

This Broadway hit starred Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord of the Philadelphia Lords, a headstrong and spoiled daughter of the privileged. Divorced from C.K. Dexter Haven, she is engaged to a successful young snob. A gossip weekly sends a reporter and a camerawoman to cover the wedding arrangements, and they are injected into the house by Tracy’s brother, who hopes to divert their attention from Father Lord’s romance with a Broadway dancer. Tracy finds herself growing interested in Macaulay Connor, the fascinating reporter. At the end of a pre-wedding party, Tracy and Macaulay take a moonlight dip in the pool and meet her ex-husband and financé on their way back to the house. The following morning her intended agrees to forgive her, but his smug attitude enrages Tracy and she breaks off the engagement. Macaulay offers to marry her, but she turns him down and remarries Dexter, to the satisfaction of everyone.

This event is free for members and non-members. You are welcome to arrive from 17:30, and do bring food to have your picnic. The reading will begin at 18:30. There will be a bar where you can buy drinks. Bring something to sit on in the garden, although some chairs will be available.

Venue

David Lewis' garden in Ferney Voltaire, 22 rue de Genève, Tel: +33 450 40 52 92

The rue de Genève is part of the road which goes through Ferney-Voltaire in a straight line from Geneva and the tunnel under the airport towards Gex.

At the big roundabout after the douane coming from Geneva, take the exit marked "Centre Ville", with the Buffalo Grill on your left. That is rue de Genève.

Number 22 is on the left of this road down a private gravel drive immediately after the third speed bump. (Misleadingly, the number 22 is actually fixed to a grey house on the road, but number 22 is in fact the off-street house at the end of the gravel drive.)

People coming by car are requested to park in the rue de Genève or in the car park on the other side of the rue de Genève.

Someone coming by bus from Geneva (F or 66) should get out at the second bus-stop after the tunnel and douane, that is to say "Brunette". Then cross the road, retrace steps towards the big roundabout and turn right into rue de Geneve.