Director Dale McFadden on YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

“The way to live and be happy is just to go ahead and live, and not pay attention to the world..

So wrote George S. Kaufman in a letter to this wife Beatrice while writing You Can’t Take It with You. Although this advice on living may not be practical, it still served as inspiration for writing one of the most satisfying and enduring comedies of the American stage. Kaufman and his co-playwright Moss Hart created an endearing and zany world where the free spirits are celebrated and the serious folk are suspect. Ultimately both types of people are brought together in this enjoyable and insightful comedy where tolerance and compassion are extended to all.

Add to this some witty comment on the Internal Revenue Service, Big Government, and Wasteful Spending, and you have a recipe for an evening of enjoyable theatre. I hope you enjoy our production of this American classic that has continued to entertain audiences since its opening night performance in 1936.

—Dale McFadden

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