Calling the Sycamores eccentric wouldn’t begin to explain them! An ice salesman who never left, a wrestling Russian ballet teacher and fireworks in the basement are just a few of the novelties thrust upon you in The West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance’s production of “You Can’t Take It with You” April 5-14 at WVU’s Creative Arts Center.
Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart in the late 1930’s, “You Can’t Take It with You” tells the story of Alice Sycamore juggling her affection for Tony Kirby, the son of a wealthy business owner, and the adoration of her off-the-wall family. More importantly, Kaufman and Hart tell a story about a family and their love for life and each other. The students in The School of Theatre & Dance have pieced together a joyous, yet uncouth experience any audience would enjoy.