Playcrafters finishes season with the comedy classic ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
Playcrafters Barn Theatre finishes their 2021 season with You Can’t Take It With You, a classic American comedy by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. The show will be presented Thursday, November 18th through November 21st at the Barn Theatre in Moline.
At first, the Sycamores seem mad – between fireworks-making in the basement, ballet lessons, novel-writing, pamphlet-printing, and storing letters from the IRS in the freezer. But, before long, the audience realizes if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. Tony Kirby, the attractive young son of well-to-do but uptight parents, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home…on the wrong evening. The clash between the two families’ lifestyles convinces Alice that marriage with Tony will never work. Her family, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to grasp her practical point of view, and Tony, who believes the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, is determined not to give her up.
The cast features Steve Trainor, Hampton; Kathy Graham, Noah Stivers, Kermit Thomas, Moline; Greg Braid, Scott Tunnicliff, Melita Tunnicliff, Spiro Bruskas, Guy Cabell, Bettendorf; Andrew Derbyshire, Kady Patterson, Silvis; Abby Bastian, Kevin Keck, Davenport; Emily Houdyshell, Nathan Lundburg, Orion; Bill Bates, Donahue; Vera Fornander, Galesburg; and Carla Stevens, Geneseo.
Vicki Deusinger, Galesburg, directs the show. The staff includes Jaclyn Marta, Yvonne Siddique, Marcia Templeman, Moline; Alex Richardson, East Moline; Phil Cathoir, Bettendorf; Jennifer Kingry, Geneseo; Don Faust and Jim Strauss, Davenport.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday doors open at 6:30 pm with the show beginning at 7:30 pm. Sundays are 3 pm matinees with the doors opening at 2 pm. Reservations can be made by calling the Playcrafters box office at 309-762-0330 or by visiting the website at www.playcrafters.com. General admission is $15 and Military and Senior admission is $13. All audience members will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.