After successful fall performances of Eurydice, the San Juan College Theatre Department will debut its spring show, You Can’t Take It With You. Show times have changed and the show can now be seen on March 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., March 9 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and March 10 at 2 p.m.
You Can’t Take It With You will be the second production from San Juan College’s new theatre instructor Mollie Mook-Fiddler. Audiences can expect an upbeat change in mood and tempo this spring.
“I had a great experience with the fall production of Eurydice, which was a modern adaptation of the Orpheus Myth,” Mook-Fiddler said. “That show was very poetic and abstract. You Can’t Take It With You is a lighthearted comedy and offers a contrast to the fall production.”
You Can’t Take It With You features the Sycamores. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it’s not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. Tony, the attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore house on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question.
This highly theatrical comedy explores what happens when two worlds collide. Known for its witty dialogue and eccentric characters, this play promises a lighthearted and genuine exploration of family, society and the true nature of happiness.
“The cast has been having a lot of fun with their rich characters, and the play’s overall message is uplifting and life affirming,” Mook-Fiddler said.
You Can’t Take It With You is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theatre in December 14, 1936.
Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and can be purchased through the box office website at www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette.
For more information about the show, call the San Juan College Box Office at 505-566-3430.