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You Can't Take It With You - Full Length Play, Comedy

You Can't Take It With You

Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman

Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 7f

ISBN: 9780822212874

One of the most popular and successful plays of modern times.

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, f…

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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WINNER -2015 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Revival of a Play
WINNER - 2015 Drama League Award, Best Revial of a Play
NOMINEE -2015 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play
NOMINEE - 2015 2 Drama Desk Awards 
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.


REVIEWS:

"Naïveté is this show’s oxygen and its strongest selling point, and Hart and Kaufman conjured it with master craftsmen’s shrewdness. A portrait of tax-dodging, rule-defying, work-evading, good-hearted folk who live only to please themselves and suffer no serious consequences, “You Can’t Take It With You” is one of the most persuasive works of pure escapism in Broadway history." - The New York Times, Read More

"It's an over-the-top, old-fashioned comedy and feel-good crowd-pleaser." -AM New York, Read More


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9m, 7f

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George S.  Kaufman

George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After a brief career as a ribbon salesman, he contributed to the satirical newspaper column of Franklin P. Adams (“F.P.A.”) in the New York Evening Mail; on Adams’ recommendation, he was given a column of his own in the Washington Times in 1912. While serving as a drama critic for The New York Times, he had his first success as a ... view full profile

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