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You Can't Take it with You program

You Can't Take It With You

written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Presented June 2004 at the Norway Grange

Directed by Linda Sturdivant.

At first, the Sycamore Family may seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder still.

In contrast to these delightful people is the unhappy Kirby Family. 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.

Although the Sycamores are sympathetic to Alice, they find it hard to realize her point of view. 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. In the midst of all of this, there are the strange activities of other members of the household: the manufacture of fireworks, a printing press set up in the parlor, Rheba the maid and her friend Donald, ballet lessons, and Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax. A wonderful good time for all, this play is not to be missed!!!

You Can't Take it with You cast photo
Tony Kirby Ed Baldridge
Gay Wellington Carol Brown
Mr. Kirby Elton Cole
Penny Sycamore Kathy Davis
Inspector Henderson Michael Davis
G-Man 2 Owen Davis
Rheba Kelsey Franklin
Grandpa Tom Littlefield
Mr. De Pinna Jeremiah McDonald
G-Man 1 Brandon Pullen
Boris Kolenkhov Kenn Sawyer
Donald J. J. Scheuerer
Alice Sycamore Ellie Schwaner
Paul Sycamore Steve Sessions
Mrs. Kirby Jeanie Stone
G-Man 3 Brandon Sukeforth
Ed Carmichael Andrew Turner
Olga Katrina Alison Whitney
Essie Carmichael Corrine Wyman
You Can't Take it with You photo
Producers Connie Allen, Kristen Searles
Director Linda Sturdivant
Director's assistant Zilpha Chouinard
Stage manager Claire Sessions
Make-up Jancie Cazneau
Hair styling Susan Cairns
Lights and sound Norman Hutchins, Jr.
Music Kevin Smith
Choreography Debi Irons
Artwork and candid photography Zilpha Chouinard
Set construction Claire and Steve Sessions; Norman Hutchins Jr.; Ed Baldridge, J. J. Scheurer; Elton Cole; Michael, Kathy and Alex Davis; Corrine Wyman, Nate Watson
Cast photography Skip Churchill
Poster, program, tickets Richard McIntosh
Readers Nora Davis, Jennifer St. Pierre, Karole-Ann Keniston, Heath Keniston, Hannah Brown

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