You Can't Take It With You
by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
"A Cat can look at a king can't he?"
A snake enthusiast, a pyrotechnician, a confectioner, and a xylophonist; these are just a few of the brilliant, but slightly odd members of the Sycamore family. They live in a house populated by their extensive creative projects and varied pursuits, and everyone with an open heart and a will to create is welcome to stay as long as they wish. It seems as if the Sycamores have created the perfect artist’s haven, but Alice, the youngest daughter, sees her family as forgetful, erratic, and distracted. The slight tinge of creative madness that affects most of her family has bypassed Alice, and when she falls in love with the son of a prominent Wall Street businessman, she fears her mercurial relatives will undo her chances at living a normal life. Whimsy and tradition collide in You Can’t Take It With You, a madcap comedy written by Moss Hart and George S Kaufman that asks us to question the conventional and embrace the mayhem of an unusual family.