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You Can't Take It With You

The Pulitzer-prize winning play, You Can’t Take it With You, is a hilarious story of love and acceptance. The eccentric Vanderhof family of eight off-beat characters opens their home to just about anyone who crosses their threshold. Grandpa (Jason Gonzalez Larsen), is the charming, open-minded patriarch of the family. His sweet and scattered daughter Penelope (Sophie Sanderfer) is an unpublished playwright and is married to Paul (Ben McAvene), a man who spends endless hours in the basement manufacturing fireworks. Their daughters, (Nyrie Mietzke and Lily McWhirter), a son-in-law (Wesley Walker), and various other friends drift into and out of their house thanks to its welcoming, carefree atmosphere. The youngest daughter, Alice, has fallen in love with a Wall Street prince, Tony (Kai Kadlec), who seems to be more interested in Alice’s wild family than his own more traditional one. As much as Alice loves Tony, she fears their families, coming from two completely different worlds, could never blend together to make their marriage work. It’s not until Tony’s wealthy, conservative parents, the Kirbys (Eddie O’Toole and Amanda Rocha), come over unexpectedly one evening that the polished impression the Vanderhofs hoped to present, falls hilariously apart to unpredictable consequences. Others in this accomplished cast include Alex Shorb, Amanda Albrecht, Hayden St-Laurent, Luke Mullen, Jessica Rodriguez, Mayah Johnson, Alex Serrano, Jesse Parks, Sommer Fox and Alex Fell. Together the nineteen actors bring this brilliant and complex comedy to the San Marcos stage offering a surprising lesson in life.

Earlier Event: May 5
9 to 5
Later Event: May 4
Damn Yankees