DECEMBER 6 - 23, 2012
You Can't Take It With You
by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Directed by Geoffrey Kent
Welcome to the home of the Sycamores, a lively family of very free spirits. Enter the daughter’s fiancé and his strait-laced parents, turning up for dinner on the wrong night. Happy mayhem and lots of fireworks in this beloved classic comedy for the holidays.
Well, I have a lot of fun.Time enough for everything. Read, talk, visit the zoo every now and then, practice my darts, even have time to notice when spring comes around. Don’t see anybody I don’t want to, don’t have six hours a day of things I have to do every day before I get one hour to do what I like in--and I haven’t taken a bicarbonate of soda in thirty five years. What’s the matter with that?
This production is generously sponsored by Craig and Judy Carnick.
SHOW DATES & TIMES | December 6 - 23, 2012
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised
Children under 16: $15
UCCS Students: FREE
Groups of 10 or more: $25
No children under 5 years old
LOCATION | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
3955 Regent Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Click HERE for directions. THEATREWORKS is located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus in University Hall (near the intersection of Union and Austin Bluffs).
You Can't Take It With You is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Thursday, December 6
Free food for all after the show!
FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK
Friday, December 7
The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!
FIRST SATURDAY GALA
Saturday, December 8
Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!
Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
Our Colorado Springs funnyman will guide you through an improvisational theatre workshop and a discussion on the science of what makes things funny.
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Every performance (except December 8) quartets from the Velvet Hills Chorus will perform in the theater beginning at 7 pm! Don't miss it.
Velvet Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is proud to provide performers for the production of You Can't Take It With You! Velvet Hills Chorus is the current Rocky Mountain Regional Champions and will represent Region 8 in November 2013 at the International Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The two quartets performing are nVision (Deb Kirkendall, Suzi Johnsen, Laura Schafer and Andrea Hass - with Robin Petrovich and Lynn Cameron as understudies) and Very Light Opera Company (Pat Walz, Marjean DeBruin, Bobbie Hoover and Judy McGovern). Both quartets entertain our Rocky Mountain region and are looking forward to sharing the stage with the amazing actors in this production!
Learn more about the Velvet Hills Chorus by clicking HERE.
by Geoffrey Kent
What can I say about the Sycamore home? There are no clocks, dozens of hobbies abound and the only conflict seems to surround what kind of milk you need with your dinner sized cornflakes.Tell people you are directing You Can’tTake ItWithYou,and you are most often met with a wistful smile and a memory of a past production either attended or performed. People love this play.
And so do I.What is not to love? It easily swings from Marx Brothers style comedy and Keystone Cops foolery to downright subversive observations from Grandpa on the role of Government, taxes and the rest.The home is filled with people either madly in love or madly falling in love and it’s easy to suspect that even our antagonists have forgotten passions somewhere.
So I welcome you to the Sycamore brownstone. Put up your feet and stay for awhile. But careful, you may end up playing with erector sets, making things go boom and penning the worlds greatest novel on the back of aVanity Fair.
Penelope Sycamore . . . . . Gabriella Cavallero*
Essie . . . . . Missy Moore Rheba . . . . . Carmen Vreeman
Paul Sycamore . . . . . Tom Paradise
Mr. De Pinna . . . . . Kevin McGuire
Ed . . . . . Sammie Joe Kinnett
Donald . . . . . Adam Blancas
Grandpa . . . . . Ken Street
Alice . . . . . Jamie Ann Romero
Henderson . . . . David Corder
Tony Kirby . . . . . Sean Scrutchins
Boris Kolenkhov . . . . . Logan Ernstthal*
Gay Wellington . . . . . Ashley Crockett
Mr. Kirby . . . . . Bruce Carter
Mrs. Kirby . . . . . Barbara Summerville
G Men . . . . . Hossein Forouzndeh, Phillip Gallegos, Bernie Kluszwski
Grand Duchess Olga Katrina . . . . . Jane Fromme
THEATREWORKS IS WHERE ACTORS, AUDIENCES, SCHOLARS, DIRECTORS AND DESIGNERS COME TOGETHER TO THINK ABOUT AND CREATE CLASSIC AND INNOVATIVE THEATRE.