- Wednesdays-Saturdays 8pm, Saturday matinees 2pm
- Preview May 15, 8pm PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN at the door! ($10 in advance)
- Opening May 16, 8pm
- Talk Back Night – discussion with artists Friday, May 23
May 15 — Jun. 14
You Can’t Take It With You
by George S. Kaufman
Join Pacific Theatre and Theatre at TWU in lauding the remarkable talent of emerging artists, ranging in age and background, and coming to you from Vancouver, all over the Lower Mainland, and as far away as Arlington, Virginia. You can’t take them with you, but you can invest in their passion and talent, and laugh out loud all the way home. Starring Karl Petersen (Curious Savage), Rebecca Branscom (The Importance of Being Earnest), and John Voth (Pride and Prejudice), and directed by Ron Reed (A Bright Particular Star), this first rate comedy is not to be missed!
It’s the middle of The Great Depression, but there’s nothing depressing about life in the Vanderhof-Sycamore household – they dance, they make plays, they make music and babies and revolutionary tracts, and fireworks in the basement. All is peaceful anarchy until Alice brings home her all-too-ordinary Wall Street boyfriend…
George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s sharply funny classic won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 – it premiered at the Booth Theater and ran for an astonishing 837 performances. It was the basis for the 1938 Academy Award-winning Frank Capra film starring Lionel Barrymore and James Stewart. Frank Capra took home the award for Best Director and the show won Best Picture.
For those of you who think you’ve seen the movie so you don’t need to see the play, you’re making a big mistake! Uproarious errors combined with acerbic social criticism will make this play one of the most enjoyable shows ever presented on the Pacific Theatre stage.
An Emerging Artist Showcase / Theatre at TWU Co-Production. Ron Reed, director.
“The joy nearly leaps off the screen and begs you to join.” –filmcritic.com
“Consistently crackles with sharp wit and intelligence. In the theater of uplift, an irreplaceable feel-good play.” –New York Times