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The Wells Players present You Can't Take it With You beginning November 14th

posted Nov 1, 2018, 11:07 AM by Michael Richards
The Wells Players will present the madcap comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart You Can't Take It With You, in the performing arts center at Wells High School commencing Wednesday, November 14th with a 3:30 pm performance.  Seats for this matinee are $5 with free admission offered to students and senior citizens. The show will continue with evening performances on Thursday the 15th at 6:30 pm and Friday the 16th at 7 pm.  The final performance will be on Saturday, November 17th at 2:00 pm.  Ticket prices are $8 for the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens.

Please note that the 7 pm show scheduled for Thursday, November 16th is “tentative”, based upon the State Football Championship game the same day.  Should Friday's play performance be postponed, a make-up performance is planned for Saturday, November 17th at 7 pm.

Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, You Can't Take It With You was later adapted for the big screen. The movie of the same name went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director in 1939. 

The play is considered a favorite of American high school productions.  As the story unfolds, Grandpa Vanderhof and his eccentric family, the Sycamores, are happily living their zany, contented lives. They are a warm, loving family proudly marching to the beat of their own drum. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s vice president, Tony Kirby, disaster ensues despite best-laid plans. Will the two families find a way to accept each other? Will love conquer all? 

This production is directed by Andrew Lopez and features a cast of more than twenty Wells High School performers and stage crew.  You Can't Take It With You is produced with special arrangement from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, NY. 
Cast of the play
The Wells Players present You Can't Take it With You.  Cast members are (left to right): Ella Poulin, Michael Gregory, Braeden Baston, Nathan Imhoff, Paige Tremblay, Parker McDermott, Noel Spofford, Abby Hanson, Katie Reidy, John Keniston, Hannah Wrigley, Garner Holdsworth, Alexis Howes, Logan Worthley, Emily Jarvis, Delaney Bailey, Samantha Jones and Sydney McDermott. (Cast members not pictured: Anna Gould and Abi Legere). 
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