The plot revolves around the upcoming second marriage of an American upper class lady, and is presumably a 'human nature' story about love, self discovery and second chances. Unfortunately, the playwright's intentions, and his merits were given little chance to shine, for what may have been a half-decent plot was completely drowned out by a sad stream of hammy acting, poor delivery and spurious emotional transitions.
There stood out three major flaws:
(1) a complete lack of timing, sure to foil even the wittiest of lines.
(2) Acting so wooden and stilted you could have built a Thai hut out of it.
(3) Constant half-pauses between sentences, when what clearly should have been happening was fast paced banter.
Though Anne-Marie Oveskovich, playing Tracy, the female lead, did well to pull off a rather complicated role, and passable American accents were maintained throughout, it was simply not enough.
The reviews I've written, thus far, have been mostly positive, if not downright glowing. But I simply cannot recommend The Philadelphia Story. Though there were some peals of laughter, I fear that they were a result of released tension and due more to sympathy then to comedy. Better luck next time.