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About the Show

You Can't Take It with You is a comedic play in three acts (though we do it in two acts) by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.


The original production of the play premiered at the Chestnut Street Opera House in Philadelphia on November 30, 1936. The production transferred to Broadway's Booth Theatre on December 14, 1936 where it played for 838 performances.


The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was adapted for the screen as You Can't Take It with You in 1938, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

The story takes place entirely in the large house of a slightly odd New York City family. Various characters in the lives of the Vanderhof-Sycamore-Carmichael clan are followed through just a few crazy days of hilarity.

** Thank you Wikipedia for the info!

The Cast
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