I hadn’t seen the play, You Can’t Take it With You, prior to seeing it at the rep. Going in, I knew the play was a comedy, but that was it. By the end of the play I had laughed long and hard and really enjoyed myself.
The play can be summarized in three words: quirky, humorous, coincidental.
The story revolves around an eccentric family, the government and the people who come in and out of their lives. Grandpa is the head of the family with his daughter Penelope leading the way in humor. The crux of the play quickly moves to the eccentric family interacting with a more conservative family through a possible marriage. The eccentric family’s normal daughter is interested in a local chamber of commerce family’s son.
Jokes abound and the physical comedy is taken to the limit by the character Kohlenkhov, which bring the play to a high point.
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The play was wonderfully produced and delightful to watch!