Music Theatre of Wenatchee

Professional Quality Community Theatre Since 1961

You Can't Take It with You

by George Kaufman and Moss Hart

Jan. 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, 2010
Show starts at 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices:  $15.00 and $12.00 on Thurs. for Members

Synopsis: You Can't Take It With You opened in New York in December of 1936 to instant critical and popular acclaim. This depiction of a delightfully eccentric family, the third collaboration by playwrights George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, proved to be their most successful and longest-running work. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1936, the comedy went on to run 837 performances on Broadway. Kaufman and Hart sold the film rights to Columbia Pictures for a record-setting amount, and the 1938 film won an Academy Award for best picture. Perennially appealing to audiences, You Can't Take It With You has become an American classic. Successful Broadway revivals in 1965 and 1983 also attest to the play's timeless appeal.

You Can't Take It With You relates the humorous encounter between a conservative family and the crazy household of Grandpa Martin Vanderhof. Grandpa's family of idiosyncratic individualists amuse with their energetic physical antics and inspire with their wholehearted pursuit of happiness. Kaufman and Hart fill the stage with chaotic activity from beginning to end. Critics have admired the witty one-liners, the visual theatricalism, and the balanced construction of the play's three acts. Although You Can't Take It With You is undeniably escapist theater which prompts immediate enjoyment rather than complex analysis, it has clearly influenced American comedy.

Announcing the all-star cast:

Jeanine Salter - Penny Sycamore
John Ryan - Martin Vanderhof (Grandpa)
Adam Eagle - Tony Kirby
Jennifer Lalani - Alice Sycamore
Kent Salter - Paul Sycamore
Jeff Heminger - Ed Carmichael
Tatyana Stahler - Essie Carmichael
Erin Wilson - Rheba
Kevin McKee - Donald
John Merritt - Boris Kolenkhov
Budd Gilyard - Mr. DePinna
John Schulz - Mr. Kirby
Louise Simons - Mrs. Kirby
Lauren Rejniak - Grand Duchess Olga Katarina
David Harvill - Wilbur Henderson
Jason Rolfs - THE MAN
Kim Eastman - Gay Wellington
Liam Collins - Mac the G-man
David Harvill - Jim the G-man

AND, here is our FABULOUS Production Crew:

Robin Armstrong - Producer
Cynthia Brown - Director
Shawn Peet - AD & Stage Manager
Leanne Miller - AD & SM Assistant
Milo Klanke - Set Design & Construction
Arlene Jones - Prop Mistress
Karen Russell - Props & Set Décor
Sue Lawson - Props & Set Décor
Amanda Chandler - Production Assistant
Kyle Hair - Booth Operator
Earl Wess III Hensley - Consultant for Things that Go Boom
Anna Percival - Choreography
Shelby Dronen - Costumes
Gretchen Bevis - Production Consultant

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