EPPING— Leddy Center director Elaine Gatchell presents the Moss Hart/George S. Kaufman hilarious comedy of the 1930’s, “You Can’t Take It With You” for two weekends and one Wednesday, March 23- April 1, at Leddy Center in Epping.
This great comedy starred Lionel Barrymore and James Stewart in the 1938 movie of the same name. The movie won 2 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1938. It is the story of the Sycamore family, who at first seems completely mad. But it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy and very rich Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys (played by Gregory Johnson of Epping), falls in love with Alice Sycamore (played by Hilary Webster of Raymond), and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. In the end, the very stuffy Mr. Kirby (played by Greg deZarn-O’Hare of Fremont) is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, especially since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, (played by Elizabeth Holcomb of Exeter), who earns her living as a waitress at Child’s Restaurant in New York City. Mix with this the manufacture of fireworks in the Sycamore basement, Grandpa (played by Dr. Henry Ferrell of Exeter) who is 24 years behind in paying his income taxes, and numerous other goings on, this show is destined to tickle your funny bone.