Performing November 30 – December 16 at The Heritage Center in Morrisville, Actors' NET of Bucks County presents Moss Hart
and George S. Kaufman
's You Can't Take It With You, which debuted on Broadway in 1936, won The Pulitzer Prize the following year and has been an audience favorite ever since. It chronicles the hilarious antics of the eccentric Sycamore family in depression-era New York City. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
of Bristol and DeLarme Landes
of Doylestown direct Doug Kline
of Newtown as Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff, whose daughter Penny married Paul Sycamore, whose hobby is making firecrackers in the family's basement. The Sycamores have two children: Alice, a "normal" daughter and Essie, a would-be ballerina with no talent and her xylophone-playing husband Ed. Over the years, the family "adopts" strangers into their family: including fellow firecracker enthusiast Mr. De Pinna; pompous Russian ballet teacher Boris Kolenkhov; and alcoholic actress wanna-be Gay Wellington.
When Alice brings wealthy boyfriend Tony Kirby (Michael Wurzel
of Little Silver, NJ) home to meet her family, he soon brings his snobbish parents (Hugh Barton
of Yardley and Susan Blair
of Philadelphia) to see Alice in her unnatural natural habitat.
Carol Thompson of New Hope costars with real life husband George Hart
pence as Penny and Paul Sycamore. Co-director Cat Miller
of Bristol portrays Alice, and Liane Golightly
of Jenkintown portrays Essie. Also featured are John Wishnie
of Morrisville as Ed; Marco Newton
of Yardley as Mr. De Pinna; Robert D. Rodriguez
as Kolenkhov and Ann Steward Lobis as Gay Wellington. Rounding out the cast are Gem Perkins of Morrisville as Rheba, the family cook; Steve Brown
e of Bensalem as Rheba's live-in boyfriend Donald; Chris Capitolo
of Glenside as a frustrated IRS agent and later as a G-man; Giz Coughlin
of Doylestown as a former Russian countess turned waitress; and Ken Ammerman
of Morrisville (who also stage manages) as the head G-Man.
You Can't Take It With You performs weekends Nov. 30 – Dec. 16 at the Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, PA – near the Calhoun Street Bridge. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for children age 12 and under. The NET has rated this production PG.
For reservations, call the nonprofit Actors' NET at 215-295-3694 3694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. On-line tickets can be purchased via www.brownpapertickets.com
. The company's website is www.actorsnetbucks.org
Doug Kline of Newtown stars as Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff reacts to a notice from the Internal Revenue Service that the government wants more than 20 years in back-taxes, which is but one of the comedic twists in Moss Hart and George S. Kaufmanâ€™s screwball comedy You Canâ€™t Take It With You. Pictured behind Kline is Liane Golightly of Jenkintown as Essie
eccentric bohemian father Paul Sycamore (George Hartpence of New Hope, left) learns his daughter Alice (Cat Miller) is bringing home her wealthy boyfriend to meet the family.
Ann Steward Lobis of Morrisville is pictured as a drunken, washed- up actress who is arrested by a federal agent (played by Joe Doyle of Morrisville)
Carol Thompson of New Hope (left) co-stars as an offbeat Depression-era housewife whose untalented daughter is learning ballet badly from a rude Russian expatriate (played by Robert D. Rodriguez of Hamilton Twp, NJ).
George Hartpence of New Hope (left) co-stars as eccentric Depression-era New Yorker Paul Sycamore with Marco Newton of Yardley as his inept firecracker-manufacturing assistant Mr. De Pinna
Gem Perkins of Morrisville (left) plays the housekeeper to an eccentric Depression-era New York family, the Sycamores, and Steve Browne of Bensalem portrays her lazy live-in boyfriend Donald