“You Can’t Take it With You” at the Riverside Arts Center: Dec. 11-13
Life at the Sycamore/Vanderhof household is anything but ordinary. Their home is occupied by a big family of eccentrics who spend their time pursuing their various odd interests. The only conventionally normal one in the family is Alice Sycamore, who works an ordinary job as a stenographer for banker Anthony Kirby. Alice is in love with her boss’ son, Tony, but she isn’t sure if a marriage between them will work because he comes from a wealthy and very proper family and hers is so eccentric.
Tony’s family doesn’t approve of the idea of him marrying Alice, but when invited to come meet her family for dinner, they reluctantly accept. When Tony mixes up the date the dinner was planned for, he brings them by on the wrong night and catches the family completely unprepared. The Kirbys get to see the Sycamores and Vanderhofs being their true selves. The dinner is a complete disaster and makes Alice seriously consider leaving town. But is there still hope for her and Tony?
“You Can’t Take it With You” was a Broadway smash written by Moss Heart and George S. Kaufmann. In 1938, it was turned into a movie starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur, which won a Best Picture Academy Award. You can see the play for yourself produced by PTD Productions at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti December 11-13 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $18, or $12 for students and seniors. For more information about how to purchase tickets, visit the PTD Productions website.