Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16

Meet the Sycamores – the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years.

Many members of Everyman's Resident Acting Company will be featured in You Can't Take It With You including: Megan Anderson, Clinton Brandhagen, Deborah Hazlett, Wil Love, Bruce Randolph Nelson, Carl Schurr, and Stan Weiman. The artistic team is also comprised of many of Everyman's Resident Designers, including Daniel Ettinger (set design), Jay Herzog (lighting design), David Burdick (costume design), Chas Marsh (sound design) and Lewis Shaw (fight choreographer).

"You Can't Take It With You is the perfect way to end our last full season at Charles Street," says Director and founding Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi. "We have gathered so many of our resident actors and designers together to bring to life the hilarious and zany vision of Hart and Kaufman. Ultimately, this is a show with a real heart and ultimate humanity, which our audience is going to fall in love with it!"

You Can't Take It With You runs tonight, May 16 through June 17, offering performances Tuesday through Sunday, with selected Wednesday matinees.

Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with the resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. The theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. For tickets, call the Everyman Theatre Box Office at 410-752-2208 or visit www.everymantheatre.org.

The cast: Megan Anderson, Clinton Brandhagen, Chinai J. Hardy, Deborah Hazlett, Kyle A. Jackson, Michael Leicht, Brianna Letourneau, Wil Love, Bruce Randolph Nelson, Caitlin O'Connell, Jon Hudson Odom, Barbara Pinolini, Steve Sawicki and Matthew Schleigh.

Artistic team: Vincent Lancisi Director, Joseph Ritsch Asst. Director/Choreographer, Daniel Ettinger Set Design, Jay Herzog Lighting Design, David Burdick Costume Design, Chas Marsh Sound Design, Anne Nesmith Wig Design, Pam Weiner Props Master, Steve Satta Dialect Coach, Lewis Shaw Fight Choreographer, Naomi Greenberg-Slovin Dramaturg

Megan Anderson (Essie) Everyman Theatre: Fifty Words, All My Sons, Blackbird, The Exonerated, Rabbit Hole, The Cherry Orchard, Filthy Rich, Turn of the Screw, Much Ado About Nothing, And a Nightingale Sang, The School for Scandal, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Proof, Taking Sides, My Children! My Africa!, The Crucible, The 5th of July, The Last Night of Ballyhoo Regional: Olney Theatre Center, Rabbit Hole; Rep Stage, The Violet Hour, The Seagull; Round House Theatre, Heartbreak House, The Cherry Orchard, Our Town, Problem Child; Woolly Mammoth, The Faculty Room; Totem Pole Playhouse, Proposals, Crimes of the Heart, Proof; LA Theatreworks/Voice of America, Bus Stop. TV/Film: 3 seasons on The Wire (Jennifer Carcetti); Hit and Run (Lionsgate/MGM).

Clinton Brandhagen (Ed) Everyman Theatre: Fifty Words, All My Sons, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself), Two Rooms, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Cherry Orchard, Doubt, A Parable, And a Nightingale Sang. Broadway: Master Class. Regional: The Kennedy Center: Master Class, Mister Roberts, Shear Madness; Theatre J: Photograph 51; Charter Theatre: Love and Whiskey; Folger Theatre: School for Scandal, The Comedy of Errors; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Stunning; Arena Stage: Christmas Carol, 1941, Anna Christie; Round House Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Orson's Shadow; Ford's Theatre: Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas; Olney Theatre Center, Democracy, The Foreigner, Anna Karenina; Potomac Theatre Project: An Experiment with an Air Pump, Piaf; The Shakespeare Theatre: Romeo and Juliet; Washington Shakespeare Company: Macbett, Love's Labour's Lost; American Shakespeare Center: Dr. Faustus, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, Merchant of Venice,Richard II, Much Ado about Nothing, The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Education: Southern Methodist University; The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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