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You Can’t Take it With You!


A booklist for: You Can’t Take it With You!
Production dates: November 6-15, 2015

This is a booklist created by Gere Branch library staff to accompany the stage production You Can’t Take It With You! at Gere’s neighbor, The Lincoln Community Playhouse.

You Can’t Take It with You is a legendary comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart — one of the best-known and loved comedy’s in modern theater history. 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, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained 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 realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks in the basement; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Russian ballet instructor Boris Kolenkhov and his ongoing lessons with Sycamore daughter Essie; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax! A social and familial farce, with a message about how to live life!

Words & Pictures

By: Fred Schepisi Call #: DVD Words & Pictures

book coverYou Can’t Take it With You

By: Frank Capra Call #: DVD You Can’t Take it with You

Daddy Long Legs

By: Fred Astaire Call #: DVD Daddy Long Legs

The Rewrite

By: Hugh Grant Call #: DVD Rewrite

Adam’s Rib

By: George Cukor Call #: DVD Adam’s Rib

Kate & Leopold

By: Cathy Konrad Call #: DVD Kate & Leopold

Begin Again

By: John Carnery Call #: DVD Begin Again

book coverThe Thin Man

By: Hunt Stromberg Call #: DVD Thin Man

book coverThe Great Ziegfeld

By: Robert Z. Leonard Call #: DVD Great Ziegfeld

The Philadelphia Story

By: George Cukor Call #: DVD Philadelphia Story

book coverIt Happened One Night

By: Frank Capra Call #: DVD It Happened One Night

Roman Holiday

By: William Wyler Call #: DVD Roman Holiday

Created in partnership with the Lincoln Community Playhouse by ka/Gere Branch Nov 2015 | Modified for use on BookGuide by sdc/bmpl