Tagged by critics as one of America’s best-loved comedies, You Can’t Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman will be performed at Plymouth State College Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 24 – 28. Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.. at the Silver Cultural Arts Center on Main Street in Plymouth. Kevin Gardner, arts critic for New Hampshire Public Radio (WEVO), returns to PSC as guest director.
The play sets young love against the chaotic background of families with differing values and economic backgrounds in New York in 1936. Tony Kirby (played by Chester Fred Bowen III of Northfield) and Alice Sycamore (played by Amanda Lamphere of Brandon, Vt.) bring their families together in an uproarious encounter that includes fireworks, snakes, ballet, jail time, socialism and Russian royalty, among other things.
The 19-member cast also features Susan MacCorkle of Merrimack as Alice’s mother, Penny, and guest artist Patrick B. Tierney of Laconia as Grandpa Sycamore.
Tierney has been a New Hampshire-based professional actor since his UNH days in the 1970s. As a member of Actors’ Equity Association, his contracts have taken him from coast to coast in the United States, and to great Britain.
Kevin Gardner, guest director, is a veteran actor and director with experience as a teacher, critic and festival adjudicator. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, he has appeared with the Camden Shakespeare Company, the American Stage Festival, the Peterborough Players, the Gloucester Stage Company, the Lyric State, and the Huntington Theatre Company. For the past fifteen years he has written and produced features, commentary and criticism for New Hampshire Public Radio.
Tickets for You Can’t Take It With You are $9 – $7. Call 535-ARTS for tickets and information. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., (7 p.m. on Thursday), closed Saturdays and Sundays. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities please call in advance.