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You Can’t Take It With You

  • New Mexico School for the Arts 275 East Alameda Street Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

You Can’t Take It With You

Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufmann
Directed by Barbara Hatch
Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beats of their own drums, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President, Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory. The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

October 25 • 7 p.m.
October 26 • 7 p.m.
October 27 • 7 p.m.

$10 general admission
$5 for students and seniors

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Shows will be performed in the Large Rehearsal Hall (access in the back of the building at NMSA)

Barbara Hatch •
Theatre Instructor
New Mexico School for the Arts

Earlier Event: October 27
Santa Fe Dead: Mutation