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You Can’t Take It With You

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Directed by Connie Boyd
Produced by Jo Rubin

Kaufman and Hart’s wildly whacky Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can’t Take It With You opened in 1936. It was an immediate success. The country was recovering from the Depression and everyone needed a good laugh and a story about happy people. The warm, goofy and eccentric family (and extended family) lives for and
enjoys the moment.  Everyone does what he or she wants, and is cheered on by the
others in the household. Every time the doorbell rings it is an exciting event, because who knows–a new person might just stay (or at least come for dinner every night.)  They lived through the Depression, but hardly noticed it because they have always had enough corn flakes to eat for dinner and to share with anyone who happens to drop in.  What a joy to direct a play about a more than functional family. And besides, who really wants to pay taxes and work at a job one really hates?