You Can't Take It with You
By George Kaufmann, Moss Hart
Directed by Lynda Sharpe
An American classic by George Kaufmann and Moss Hart this is a play that has been produced often by high schools, colleges and community theaters. A hilarious comedy, it was first performed on Broadway in 1936 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1936. The play You Can't Take it With You was the team of Kaufman and Hart's most successful and long running show, including 837 performances on Broadway. The film rights were sold to Columbia Pictures and the movie version won an Academy award for best film in 1938. In 1965 and 1983 You Can't Take It with You offered successful revivals once again selling out Broadway theaters. You Can't Take It with You, is a timeless piece and even today it is often thought of as the recipe for popular American TV sitcoms. Alice Sycamore a stenographer and her boss Tony Kirby fall in love at work and become engaged. When the time comes for this couple to introduce one another to their families they meet with humorous encounters. One family is conservative and thrives on business, wealth and self importance while the other family strives for lifelong happiness. Polar opposites in lifestyle and philosophy, the meeting between these two families creates an atmosphere for zany physical comedy and witty one liners. The family Characters are heartwarming, lovable and funny.
Produced by Middleton Drama Club at Middleton Cross Plains Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol Street, Middleton
Performances: November 2 - 3, 2006
Performance Times: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: $5, at the door
Call 829-9713 for reservations or more information.