Tuesday, May 06, 2008

May 15 - Jun 14: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Pacific Theatre

The Comic Classic by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
at Pacific Theatre | 1440 West 12th Avenue
...an emerging artist showcase

Wednesdays to Saturdays 8pm, Saturday matinees at 2pm
Pay what you can preview May 15, on day-of at door, or $10 in advance.

TICKETS: 604.731.5518 or email ptbox@pacifictheatre.org
You can also BUY ONLINE

Vancouver, BC – May 15-June 14 (opens May 16)

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…

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!

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.

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