Gunnery to open ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
The Gunnery Drama Society in Washington will present its production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” a comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, Nov. 8-10
The play will be staged in Lemcke Theater of the Emerson Performing Arts Center at the Gunnery, 22 Kirby Road.
All performances begin at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. Reservations are not required.
“You Can’t Take It With You” debuted on Broadway in 1936 and earned the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
It was also adapted as a film (directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Lionel Barrymore), which won two Academy Awards in 1939, for Best Picture and Best Director.
In the Gunnery’s production, senior Lois Bachman will portray Penelope Sycamore, junior Travis Powell will be Paul Sycamore and senior Layla Walcott will be Martina Vanderhof.
The cast also features seniors Barbara Barancikova, Garrett Coe, Gavin Connors, John Crabtree, Sean Douglas, Sam Johnson, Julian Marlowe, Katie Nemergut and Ilya Vasko; juniors Gianna Rusillo, Aris Wang and Alex Zhang; sophomores Max Farrar and Drew Sutherland; and freshman Sheriden Curry.
The play is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Dayton and produced by faculty member Sarah Albright, with set design by Al Chiappetta of Sherman Playhouse, and costumes by Terry Hawley.
The stage crew includes sophomores Acadia Johnson and Hailey Lovallo and senior Julian Marlowe.