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You Can’t Take it With You

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Find out who’s really crazy when a couple of lovebirds bring their mismatched families together. The Antaeus Company, L.A.’s multiple award-winning classical theater ensemble, presents You Can’t Take It With You, the timeless comedy about love, life and living. Set during the Great Depression, it’s the story of two very different families coping with love and searching for the American dream. The delightfully mad Sycamore family celebrates independence and freedom from convention, always with the requisite amount of chaos. The exacting Kirby family believes in rules, hard work and rigid organization. Merry mayhem ensues when Alice Sycamore falls in love with Tony Kirby—and Tony brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to the bohemian, freethinking Sycamore family residence for dinner. Literal and figurative fireworks erupt over the course of the evening.

“I love the diverse, colorful world of the Sycamore-Vanderhofs,” says Bermingham. “They unconditionally accept absolutely everyone and are oblivious to social pressure and the harsher realities of life. When you enter their realm, you can just leave your troubles behind.”

You Can’t Take It With You premiered over 70 years ago, debuting on Broadway in 1936, where it ran for 837 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was the basis for the 1938 Frank Capra film starring Lionel Barrymore and James Stewart that took home Academy Awards for both Best Director and Best Picture. Since then the show has entertained millions in productions around the world.

Performances run through Oct 11-Dec 9; The Antaeus Company, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA; $15-$34; 818-506-1983; www.Antaeus.org. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AntaeusTheater; follow us on Twitter @AntaeusTheater

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