You Can't Take It With You
By Moss Hart and George Kaufman
Director - John Francis
Auditions: Monday, 3/12/18 and Tuesday, 3'13/18 at 7:30 PM
Call backs: If necessary – Wednesday, 3/14/18 at 7:30 PM, at director’s invitation
Performance dates: May 4-20, 2018
Rehearsals begin: Monday, 3/19/18
Westminster Community Playhouse
7272 Maple Street, Westminster, CA 92683
Bring photo/resume. Be prepared to cold-read from the script. BE FAMILIAR WITH THE PLAY.
About the play:
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, the attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to meet the Sycamores on the wrong evening. The shock exhibited 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 accept her point of view. Tony, in total agreement with the Sycamores, refuses to give up on Alice, and the fun begins. Watch how true love is able to change the two families' perception of life and of love!
12 men, 7 women
Penelope (Penny) Sycamore, 50's, the mother. A gentle, homey woman.
Essie, late 20's, early 30's. Penny's daughter. Wants to be a ballerina and wears ballet slippers throughout the play.
Rheba, mid 30's to mid 50's. The household maid.
Paul Sycamore, mid 50's, early 60's. Penny's husband.
Mr. De Pinna, 40's-50's. Man with a serious manner.
Ed Carmichael, mid 30's, plays the xylophone. (Need not know how to play)
Donald, mid 30's to mid 50's, Rheba's boyfriend.
Martin Vanderhof, 60's-70's, the grandfather and leader of the house.
Alice, 20 something. She is Penny's youngest daughter and in love with Tony.
Henderson, any age, IRS man.
Tony Kirby, 20 something, in love with Alice.
Boris Kolenkhov, 40-50, very Russian. He is enormous, hairy and loud.
Gay Wellington, 50's-60's, An old actress who has been around and likes to tip a few.
Mr. Kirby, 40's-50's. Tony's very old fashioned father, who never gives an inch.
Mrs. Kirby, 40's-50's. Tony's mother and obedient servant to Mr. Kirby.
Olga Katrina, 50's. The Grand Duchess, she rises above everything.
Three FBI men, any age. They are in the second and third acts and arrest the family.
There are large and small roles. This is the perfect play for those who are looking for a start in community theater.