The Philadelphia Story
by Austin Playhouse

Nov. 20 - Dec. 20, 2015

Join Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord on the eve of her second wedding as she juggles her fiance, her ex-husband, and a dashing tabloid journalist who all vie for her attention. With manners running high—and expectations low—the big question is whether Tracy will make it to the altar at all. This classic romantic comedy is filled with verbal jousts, outrageous flirting, and maybe just a little too much champagne!


The Philadelphia Story stars Austin Playhouse Company members Huck Huckaby as Seth Lord, Christopher Loveless as Sandy Lord, Stephen Mercantel as George Kittredge, Bernadette Nason as Margaret Lord, Jason Newman as C.K. Dexter Haven, Michael Stuart as Uncle Willie, Benjamin Summers as Mike Connor and Lara Toner as Tracy Lord. Also starring Marie Fahlgren as Dinah Lord and Lara Wright as Liz Imbrie.


The play is directed by Don Toner with set design by Mike Toner, costume design by Buffy Manners, lighting design by Don Day, and sound design by Joel Mercado-See.


The Austin Playhouse 16th Anniversary Season  opened with Tom Stoppard’s most moving play The Real Thing, September 18 - October 11, 2015, followed by the beloved romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry, November 20 - December 20, 2015, a jazz-infused drama about the king of baseball Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, February 12 - March 6, 2016, and a hilarious spoof on Victorian adventurers The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin, April 1 - May 1, 2016. The final show of our season will be Stephen Sondheim’s wildly romantic musical A Little Night Music, May 27 - June 26, 2016. In addition to our five-play season, Austin Playhouse will also produce the Regional premieres of Austin playwright C. Denby Swanson’s The Norwegians, October 23 - November 7, 2015, and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize award-winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, January 8 - 31, 2016.

Austin Playhouse is a professional theatre currently performing its 16th season. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Don Toner and Artistic Director Lara Toner Haddock, Austin Playhouse has grown from a three-play season on the campus of Concordia University, to a year-round operation producing an average of eight plays a year. Austin Playhouse is currently performing at the Austin Community College Highland campus. The theatre has recently been renovated to include an expanded lobby, rehearsal hall, and restroom facilities.




The Philadelphia Story
by Philip Barry
Austin Playhouse

November 20 - December 20, 2015
Austin Playhouse
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752

November 20 - December 20, 2015

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.

No performance on Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving

WHERE: Austin Playhouse at ACC’s Highland Campus

6001 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752


TICKETS: $28 Thursday/Friday, $30 Saturday/Sunday, $35 Opening Night

BOX OFFICE: Call 512.476.0084 or email

DISCOUNTS: All student tickets are half-price. $3 discount for Seniors 65 and up. Group rates available.

MEDIA: Contact Jess Hughes at or call 512.476.0084