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Mad Cow Theatre to Host Reading of New Comedy YOU STILL CAN'T

What happens to the next generation of the crazy Sycamore family from You Can't Take It With You? Playwright Ron Reed finds out in his play You Still Can't, where the New York City brownstone in which the Sycamores lived so riotously in the 1930s still houses an abundance of free spirits 50 years later.

Mad Cow Theatre will present a reading of Reed's comedy - in conjunction with its production of the classic comedy You Can't Take It With You - at 7 p.m. Sunday Oct. 11 at the theater, 54 W. Church St. (second floor) in downtown Orlando. Taking part in the reading will be You Can't Take It With You cast members and special guests.

Ron Reed is a widely-produced Canadian playwright. His play Book of the Dragon won the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and his play Tent Meeting, written with Morris Ertman, was nominated for Toronto's Dora Mavor Moore Award and Edmonton's Sterling Award. His other plays include A Bright Particular Star, Dreams of Kings and Carpenters, A Wrinkle in Time, Remnant, and his one-man-show The Top Ten Thousand of All Time. As an actor he has been nominated for three Jessie Richardson Awards. He is artistic director of Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, which he founded in 1984.

Says Reed: "The play is a valentine, really, to the heart and humanity of the original, set in the same New York brownstone 50 years later, tipping its hat to all the original characters and themes at one point or another. More than that, though, I've played with the structure of the original, taking scenes and plotlines and echoing them, spinning some, inverting others. A great delight has been to work with some of the actors I directed in You Can't Take It With You a year ago, to watch them discover the new play's parallels, resonances, inventions on themes." What: Reading of You Still Can't, a sequel to Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You, by Ron Reed

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