You Can't Take it With You

by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

 

Synopsis: At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.

Cast

Penelope Sycamore Barbara Larrabee
Essie Nelda Taylor
Rheba Marian Middleton
Paul Sycamore Eric Wallace
Mr. De Pinna J.C. Holler III
Ed Alan Hensel
Donald Charles Ferrell
Martin Vanderhof William G. Clark
Alice Kathy Kirby
Henderson Edward Douglas
Tony Kirby James Rester
Boris Kolenkhov Steve Sheetz
Gay Wellington Judy Bedell
Mr. Kirby Walter Cline
Mrs. Kirby Betty Greene
Two Men Steve Kilhefner
  Dove Ernst
Olga Barbara Macon

 

Production Staff

Director Cliff Goodwin
Technical Supervisor Jonne C. Thornton
Stage Manager Alita Gabler
Set & Lighting Design J.C. Holler III
Set Decoration John Barrow
Costumes Rachel Colcord
  Priscilla Cooper
  Ree Crosby
  Steve Kilhefner
Properties Betty Greene
  Barbara Macon
  Dove Ernst
Sound Operator John Barrow
Lighting Operator David Beavers
Makeup Judy Bedell
  Edward Douglas
  Kurt Birdwhistell
House Manager Ree Crosby