November 19-23, 2013
Memorable characters such as an under-talented ballerina, an accidental novelist, a tax-dodging patriarch, a Grand Duchess, and a group of G-men take the stage in UTC Theatre Company’s production of the American comedy classic, You Can’t Take It with You.
This Pulitzer prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart first premiered in 1936 and challenged the notions of expectations, worth, and the American Dream following the Great Depression.
As the hilarious personalities of their families clash around Alice and her fiancé Tony (played by Kristina Lumm and Austin Blackburn), the ideas of success and happiness are turned upside down, according to Gaye Jeffers, Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre.
“As we meet each day, the level of contentment and happiness we feel is sometimes based on societal pressures and artificially constructed benchmarks. As we end the year 2013, You Can’t Take It with You can serve our community as a warm, gentle reminder that life is more than money and materials. Life is about people,” says Jeffers.
In addition to Lumm and Blackburn, You Can’t Take It with You features student cast members Haley Talley, Emanuel Clark, Courtney Tucker, Falcian Page, Kimberly Skoda, Gabriel Bailey, Calvin Forrest, Sean Henon, Rebecca Rouse, Haley Wilson, Brandon Vaque, John Nichols, Cricket Glenn, Sophis Zincann, Matthey Erwin, Eryn Haber, Mason DeGroot and Nathan Dyar. The show is designed by faculty members John Burgess, Adam Miecielica and Stephanie Henderson. Student Erin England is the Stage Manager.