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.

  • WINNER – 2015: Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Revival of a Play
  • WINNER – 2015: Drama League Award, Best Revial of a Play
  • NOMINEE – 2015: 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play
  • NOMINEE – 2015: 2 Drama Desk Awards

Naïveté is this show’s oxygen and its strongest selling point, and Hart and Kaufman conjured it with master craftsmen’s shrewdness. A portrait of tax-dodging, rule-defying, work-evading, good-hearted folk who live only to please themselves and suffer no serious consequences, “You Can’t Take It With You” is one of the most persuasive works of pure escapism in Broadway history.” – The New York Times

It’s an over-the-top, old-fashioned comedy and feel-good crowd-pleaser.” – AM New York

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Our cast:

 

Essie: Sandra Basile
Penny: Susan Carliss
Mr. Kirby: Tom Pucci
Rheba: Cindy McDonald
Ed: Ryan Carey
Alice: Kylie Laue
Tony: Patrick Preston
Mr. DePinna: Tor Clark
Henderson/G-Man: Mike Fishbein
Mrs. Kirby: Davien Gould
Kohlnekov: Matthew Gould
Grandpa: Glenn Starner-Tate
Gaye: Bernadette Ruskey
Paul: Michael White
Olga: Nicole White
Donald: Bobby Genereau
G-Man: Gil Rapoza
G-Man: Wayne Sylvia

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