EAHS Thespians to Present You Can’t Take It With You November 14 and 16.
November 6, 2019- Elizabethtown Area High School will present its Fall Play – “You Can’t Take It With You” – on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Eighteen students will appear on stage alongside a crew of thirty. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman premiered in 1936 on the Broadway stage and inspired a movie starring James Stewart that won Academy Awards for best movie and best director.
Set in New York City in 1936, the Sycamore family is an eccentric yet lovable cast of characters involved in various passions including playwriting, ballet, fireworks, candy making, painting, music-making, and more. The Sycamore's daughter, Alice, played by senior Claire Fritz, gets engaged to Tony Kirby who is from an uptight family. Kirby, played by junior Evan Kready, brings his parents played by Junior Nick Bettendorf and Sophomore Keli Georges, to meet Alice's family, which includes mother, Penny Sycamore, played by sophomore Tori Bressler, father, Paul Sycamore, played by sophomore, Brian Murray, sister Essie Carmichael and husband Ed Carmichael, played by junior Emma Buettner and sophomore Tristan Lentz. The family is overseen by patriarch, Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, who serves as the integral connection between the Sycamore and Kirby families.
Rounding out the cast are juniors Jagger Gilleland, Gaby Hohenwarter, Liam Mautner, Lexy Martin, and Pierce Landon, sophomore Patrick Boyer, and freshmen Emma Creason, Adrian Grosh, and Ellie Smith. Stage managers Abigail Franz, Mac Smith, Julia Sikora, and Emma Weaver join Tech managers Tyler Faulkner, Emma Boksan, and Hannah Fahey to lead the crew and cast to a performance that is heartwarming and laugh-out-loud.
All seats are general admission to the production and are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show. The box office will open at 6:15 pm and the doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. curtain each night. Please note that there is no Friday evening performance of the show.