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You Can't Take It With You

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufmann

September 26, 27, October 3, 4, 5, 1986

Plank Road School

At first the Sycamores seem 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 Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.


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Production Staff


Tom Zuehlke

Stage Manager

Mary Carroll

Set Designer

Margaret Banister

Chris Otto

Lighting Designer

Bob Kafka

Mark Horaitis

Prop Crew

Judy Schoenfeld


Costume Crew

Jane Preston

Make Up

Joy Schoenfeld

Wayne Hoak

House Manager

Marianne Kolar

Program Deb Pipkorn
Special Effects Bob Kafka
Photographer Color Photo by Jon



Steve Balzer


Olga Anne Marie Cheney


Mr. Kirby Bernie Eckert


Grandpa Rick Fuchs  
Tony Joe Ferrie  
Henderson Lynn Hester  
J-Man Wayne Hoak  
Gay Rosi Kijak  
Essie Donna Kay Kohls  


Janet Kubert


Sven Jim Kollenbroich  
DePInna Gary McManus  
Penny Jane Preston  
Mrs. Kirby Diane Roth  
Ingrid Judy Tarbox  
Kolenkov Victor White  
J-Man Tom Wisniewski  
Paul John Rhiel  


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