“You Can't Take It With You” Takes Center Stage

“You Can't Take It With You” Takes Center Stage

The MBS Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce that this year's Upper School fall play, Kaufman and Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, You Can't Take It With You, will be staged on November 7th at 3:30 p.m. and November 8th, 9th and 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater at Founders Hall. 

Originally produced in 1936, You Can't Take it With Youis Kaufman and Hart's Pulitzer Prize winning comedy about three generations of the cheerfully quirky Sycamore family. They blissfully tend snakes, play the xylophone, dance, paint portraits, and write plays - seemingly untouched by the world outside their New York City brownstone.  When Alice, the only family member who works outside the home, falls in love and brings her fiancé's strait-laced parents into this whirlwind of activity, things don't go exactly as planned.  An inevitable clash of lifestyles, class, and political philosophies ensues, complicated by interruptions from a drunken actress, an exiled Russian princess, federal agents and a tax collector.  Not to mention the exploding fireworks!

The talented cast includes:

Penny Sycamore - Lauren Mennen
Essie Carmichael - Isabella Porraro
Rheba - Camryn Hartkern
Paul Sycamore - Sam Kasmin
Mr. De Pinna - Trevon Quarrie
Ed Carmichael - Coby Schneider
Donald - Will Srere
Martin "Grandpa" Vanderhof - Alex Rebhun
Alice Sycamore - Rebecca Tone
Henderson - Zachary Sussman
Tony Kirby - Iain Jaeger
Boris Kolenkhov - Matthew Lohmann
Gay Wellington - Lilly Lindstrom
Mr. Kirby - Scott Smith
Mrs. Kirby - Pamela Beniwal
Government Agent Smith - Tate van der Poel
Government Agent Miller - Eshaan Popat
Government Agent Wilson - Deborah Ode
Government Agent Johnson - Cooper Weil
Grand Duchess Olga Katrina - Ava Namar
The Boswell Sisters – Whitney McDonnellMolly MichelAmy SalesKailyn Williams

Production Stage Manager - Sanaah Aslam
Assistant Stage Managers - Rachael Kelsonand Jason Bloomenthal

Original Artwork - Pamela Beniwal

Tickets are available at the door, and are free for MBS students, faculty, and staff. General admission is $5. 





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