The Philadelphia Story

Written by Philip Barry
Directed by Noël Hanley
Jan. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
Showtimes: Fri. & sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm
Runtime: 2 1/2 hours + intermission

It’s the 1930s, the Golden Age of High Society in and around Philadelphia, and Tracy Lord is society’s darling. She has it all; youth, beauty, wealth, and a handsome fiancé with a bright future in politics. But, as the hours tick down to her nuptials, her dashing and charming ex-husband and an attractive and interesting reporter arrive to make Tracy question what she really wants in a man… and why she’s about to marry a priggish snob! Will she go through with the wedding as planned?

The play was made into a famous film starring Katherine Hepburn, and is modeled on a well known local family with whom the playwright was very familiar.


Neena Boyle
Angel James
Norma Kider
Marco Rosario
Robert Bauer
Don Gimpel
Donna Bencivengo
Vincent Raffaele
William McHattie
John Barker
Mark Grayson
Taylor Rouillard
Thomas Taylor
Gracie Hudson

Janny Scott
Thomas Keels head shot

SPECIAL EVENT: Immediately following the 2:00 pm matinee on January 19, audience members are invited to stay for a talkback with local writers Thomas Keels and Janney Scott, author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Beneficiary.  Ms. Scott is the granddaughter of Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, the model for the character of Tracy Lord, and portrayed in the film by Katherine Hepburn.  Mr. Keels has written two books on the Gilded Age of Philadelphia, the era in which the play takes place.


WINTER Classes and Workshops

Allens Lane Art Center has a wide variety of classes and workshops in art, ceramics, theater, dance and more with convenient class times, professional teaching artists, plenty of free off-street parking and a number of wonderful introductory classes and workshops for those just starting out.


  • Hand and Wheel
  • Creative Handbuilding & Tilemaking
  • NEW - Kidz-Clay Saturday Workshops (ages 6-12)
  • NEW - Teen & Adult Intro to Pottery
  • Fun with Clay I & II (ages 5-14)
  • Open Studio Access
  • RAKU Workshops (monthly)
  • NEW DATES - Friday Night Clay Dates (BYOB)
  • Ceramics for Seniors


  • Staging Silverstein (ages 6-10)
  • Improv. & Scene Study (ages 10-17)
  • Let's Make A Movie Workshop (March 2020 - ages 10+)


  • Figure Model Drawing (live model)
  • NEW - Intro. to Intuitive Color
  • NEW - Abstracting the Figure


  • American Tribal Style Dance
  • Nia Dance Technique
  • Appalachian Clogging
  • Swing and Blues Dance
  • Tap for Adults
  • Tango
  • Core Fusion / Ballet & Modern Dance Mat & Barre

Help support Allens Lane!

Help Support Allens Lane Art Center by making a donation.  It's easy to do and we'll make sure your support goes a long way! - THANK YOU!


Registration is now open for our Summer Art Camp 2020!

Allens Lane Art Center host children (ages 5 - 13) for up to 8 weeks of an amazing camp experience. Children are welcome to attend for just one week or stay for all eight. Our campers get professional instruction in a wide variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, crafts, ceramics, voice, theater, dance, and much more. Campers also work towards creating a wonderful gallery exhibition of their work as well as produce a fantastic play each year on our main stage where family and friends are invited to watch the future stars shine. Register before February 29, 2020 and save 5% off your weekly camp fees. Additional discounts for returning campers, more than one child attending camp, active military parents and a friend referral program are also available.


The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery presents:
Barbara Straussberg
Jan. 6 - Feb. 1, 2020
Gallery Hours: M-F, 10am - 5pm and by appointment

Artist's Cocktail Reception: February 1, 2020 (7-9pm)

Children's Birthday Parties

Allens Lane Art Center has a brand new birthday party program for children and young teens!

Let our expert Birthday Party Directors, Claire Drake and Janice Strawder, take care of entertaining your children with a variety of fun and interactive themed parties like Music Parties, Themed Parties, Theater Parties, Ceramic Parties and more!

After your party, let your kids run off some extra steam in our playground. It's sure to be a big hit with all your guests!

Become a Board Member

Are you interested in supporting the arts, giving back to your community and helping others achieve their dreams?

Allens Lane Art Center welcomes submissions from its new online board member application form. Learn about the different types of people that the Center is looking for and what being on the Board of Directors entails.

Allens Lane Art Center wins the 2019 George Bartol Arts Education Award.

The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation has selected Allens Lane Art Center as the winner of the 2019 George Bartol Arts Education Award to honor their Vision Thru Art program which provides sculpture classes for blind and low vision adults. The Award is given to an organization that provides sustained, meaningful participation in the arts; that demonstrates an active engagement in the lives of its students and community; and that maintains high artistic standards for its faculty and students.

After you take a look at the video above, please consider helping us by joining our Friends Circle to help support this amazing program.  Vision Thru Art is a weekly sculpture class for blind and visually-impaired artists that has called Allens Lane Art Center home for over 35 years.  This 33 week series of classes hosts up to 40 artists (mostly seniors) and is completely free.  Help us to ensure that Vision Thru Art keeps going for another 30 years and more. – THANK YOU!