You Can’t Take It With You

Producers   Carol Harris
  Anne Hepner
Director   Steve Spencer
Assistant Director   Kae Jenny-Spencer
Stage Manager   Allison Hodgdon
Assistant Stage Manager   Beth Dewey
Make-up direction   Tom Hepner
Costume Design   Zana Vartanian
Sound Design   Stephen Porter
Lighting Design   Beric Dunn
Set Design   Steve Spencer
Props Manager   Glynis Crabb
Master Carpenter   Rich Kaiser
Scenic Artist   Glynis Crabb
Set Dressing   Billy Tindall
Dramaturge   Christine McElroy
House Manager   Trudy Parks
Sound Board Operator   Carol Harris
  Anne Hepner
Lightboard Operator   Ray Trimble
Penelope Sycamore   Lisa Singleton Quijano
Essie Carmichael   Alika Spencer
Rheba   Christine McElroy
Paul Sycamore   Tom Hepner
Mr. De Pinna   Tom Engebretson
Ed Carmichael   Scott Valkenaaar
Donald   Rob “I”
Martin Vanderhof   Billy Tindall
Alice Sycamore   Jennifer Ellington
Henderson   Kel Whisner
Tony Kirby   Jonathan Bass
Boris Kolenkhov   Scott Lynch
Gay Wellington   Robin Harris
Mr. Kirby   Jon Reed
Mrs, Kirby   Julie Masterson
J Men   Jon Szczepaniak
  Mauricio Quijano
  Kel Whisner
Grand Duchess Olga Katrina   Christine McElroy


You Can’t Take it With You is a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic play and was the basis for the 1938 Academy Award winning film directed by Frank Capra.


At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. Tony, the attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore house on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores find it hard to realize Alice’s view. Tony knows the Sycamores live the right way with love and care for each other, while his own family is the one that’s crazy. In the end, Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores (particularly because he happens in during a visit by the ex-Grand Duchess of Russia, Olga Katrina, who is currently earning her living as a waitress).


By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart