YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (2016)

THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY: October 20, 21 & 22 at 7 PM
SMMHS Theater
200 Seymour Avenue in St. Michaels
Adults $7 / Students & Senior Citizens $5

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The St. Michaels Middle High School Drama Department proudly presents You Can't Take It With You, a classic American stage comedy that deftly blends elements of farce, slapstick, whimsical humor, social commentary, and romance, together with a generous dash of good-natured optimism about the human condition.

Producer director Carol Reed puts her own unique twist on the play by setting it in modern day Talbot County, as she has done with previous productions (Godspell in 2014, and last fall's Arsenic and Old Lace).  The Sycamore household is a zany little kingdom presided over by Grandma Vanderhof, who thirty-five years before had decided that the world of business could get along quite nicely without her and has "been a happy person ever since". Grandma’s iconoclastic attitudes toward work, money, and happiness have obviously infected the entire household: as the stage directions announce, "This is a house where you do as you like, and no questions asked."  In the best tradition of "screwball" comedy, the family is made up almost completely of lovable eccentrics.  Mrs. Sycamore, for example, has passed most of her time for eight years writing, not from any deep artistic motives, but only because a typewriter was delivered to the house one day by mistake.

Performances will be in the St. Michaels Middle High School Theater, 200 Seymour Ave. in St. Michaels.  The show opens on Thursday, October 20 at 7 PM, with 2 more performances following on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7 PM.  Tickets, $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens, can be purchased at the door.