You Can’t Miss this Play!

Hannah Pageau

The play “You Can’t take it With You” comes to the Performing Arts Center in late October, starring Mike Bailey and Natalie Livingston, along with many of the other Timberlane Players.


The comedic play was written in the 30’s by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and premiered on Broadway in 1936. Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby are engaged, and throughout the play Alice struggles to make sure that her husband-to-be will accept her eccentric family. Within the play, there are many different sub plots that take place, but they ultimately deal with the same insecurities that Alice feels. The play quickly gained fame and in 1937, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was modified for the screen in 1938.


The production began the first day of school, and has been continuing rehearsals three days a week, every week, since then. Julia Bruedle, who stars as Rheba in the production, says “The cast members are getting along very well, and people are doing their best to help others.”


“It’s going along well, in every rehearsal we’re making progress,” explains Hanna Tingley, who plays Essie Carmichael, Alice’s sister in the play “By the time it opens we’ll be Broadway ready.”


The production will open Thursday, October 29th from 7-10 p.m., and show again on Friday, October 30th, 7-10 p.m., a Saturday Matinee on October 31st, 2-5 p.m., and will close that night at 7-10 p.m. Tickets are available at the PAC doors for $5.00 each.