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Philip Barry's "Holiday" to be Pardoe Theatre holiday feature Nov. 7-Dec 1

Brigham Young University’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present “Holiday” by Philip Barry in the Pardoe Theatre Wednesday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays, Mondays or during Thanksgiving week.

Tickets for Saturday matinee performance and the preview performances Nov. 7 and 8 are $8. For the other performances, senior citizen tickets will be $13 and adult tickets will be $15. Weekend tickets are $11 for students, with weekday tickets for $10. For tickets, visit the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or byuarts.com/tickets.

The three-act play, directed by Barta Heiner, tells the story of free-spirited Johnny Case, a young New York businessman with excellent financial prospects but poor social status, who finds himself engaged to the upstanding heiress Julia Seton but attracted to the lively Linda Seton. When Johnny’s plan to relax in his youth and work later in life is met with skepticism by the family’s banker patriarch, sparks fly in this sophisticated comedy of manners by one of America’s most lauded playwrights.

This classic romantic comedy was written by Philip Barry in 1928 and ran for nearly a year on Broadway. In that initial production, a young Katherine Hepburn was the understudy to Hope Williams in the role of Linda Seton. Hepburn would later play the role of Linda Seton in the beloved 1938 film adaptation directed by George Cukor co-starring with Cary Grant as Johnny Case.

The BYU cast includes Becca Ingram as Linda Seton, Magarin Hobson as Johnny Case, Mallory Gee as Julia Seton, Eric Gourly as Ned Seton, Alexander Trop as Edward Seton, Taylor Warburton as Susan Potter, Andrew Joy as Nick Potter, Sarah-Lucy Hill as Laura Cram, Billy Hagee as Seton Cram, Michael Comp as Delia and Jordan Nicholes as Henry.

The technical crew for “Holiday” includes Heather Bosen, stage manager; Makinsey Eakman and Jennifer Chandler, assistant stage managers; Lara Cobb, props designer and set dressing; Carter Thompson, set designer; Brianna Stephenson, lighting designer; Josh Fawcett, assistant lighting designer; Jocelyn Chatman and Mallory Mackay, co-costume designers; Ivory Smith, assistant costume designer; Allyson Thanxton and Holly Garner, co-makeup designers; Michelle Ohumukini, sound designer; and Bianca Daillard, dramaturg.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348 or ken_crossley@byu.edu.

Writer: Preston Wittwer

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