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You Can't Take It With You

Falcon's Eye Theatre
October 20, 2016


The Falcon's Eye opens its tenth season with Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can't Take it With You. With its spirited defense of lives lived for sheer joy rather than for achievement, ambition, financial gain or rank, this 1936 Pulitzer Prize winning play proved an escapist tonic in the midst of the Great Depression. The prototype for countless comedies about wacky families blithely out of step with the world around them, this giddy romp is a perennial favorite.

When Tony Kirby, the son of a straight-laced business family falls in love with Alice Sycamore, the daughter of a wildly unorthodox and artistic family, a dinner is planned in an attempt to seamlessly weave the two clans together. Worried that Tony's family might find her own a bit shocking, Alice goes to great lengths to ensure that her unconventional tribe is well-received. When the Kirby family arrives for dinner a night early, all bets are off and the true nature of Alice's family is on display, inciting chaos and threatening the future of Tony and Alice's union.

You Can't Take it With You has been noted as among the most culturally influential comedies of the century. It has inspired countless wacky family comedies, such as The Munsters TV show and the film The Royal Tennenbaums. Kaufman and Hart's character icons can be found everywhere in American Culture. Coming at just the right moment for a Depression-weary America, this comic masterpiece has become a touchstone in the fabric of our society.

You Can't Take It With You opens on Friday, November 4 and will continue through Sunday, November 20.

  • Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm; Sunday afternoons at 2pm; There is one extra performance, Thursday November 17 at 7:30pm.
  • Tickets are $18.00 general admission, $12.00 students and seniors.

Performances take place in the City Studio Theater (Stage 2) at the Harris Center for the Arts on the main campus of Folsom Lake College (click here for a map). To purchase tickets, visit the Harris Center website at www.harriscenter.net, by phone at (916) 608-6888, or in person at the  Ticket Office. The Ticket Office is open between 10 am and 6 pm, Monday through Saturday and is always open two hours before any performance.

You Can't Take It With You presented by The Falcon's Eye - QUICK FACTS
Director: David Harris
Movement Coordinator: Jamie Van Camp
Choreographer: Sunny Mitchell
Scenic Designer: Ian Wallace
Costume Designer: Rebecca Redmond
Lighting Designer: Andrew Moore
Sound Designer: John Fynes
Technical Director: Cameron Hoyt
Stage Manager: Chris Pasterski
Featured Cast: Bert Andersson, David Becker, Rod Breton, Collin Clark, Austin Daly, Isabella Fay, John Hopkins, Steve Ibarra, Ricky Jenkins, Rich Kirlin, Douglas Millar, Christine Nicholson, Tessa Marguerite Outland, Rebecca Redmond, Lew Rooker, Adam Russ, Paul Scott [pictured], Teagan Skaff, Ken Thompson, and Maggie Upton.