presents "You Can't Take it With You" this weekend
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[October 01, 2014]
LINCOLN - LINCOLN – The Lincoln
Community High School Theatre Department will present the Pulitzer
prize-winning comedy, You Can't Take It With You, by George S.
Kaufman and Moss Hart, opening Friday, October 3rd at 7 p.m. in the
Additional performances will be held at 7 p.m. on
Saturday, October 4th at 7 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October
5th. Admission will be charged at the door.
You Can't Take It With You has been a perennial favorite for more
than 70 years. Set during the Great Depression, the play tells the
story of two very different families: the Kirby family which
believes in rules, hard work, and sacrifice of "self" for economic
security and status, and the delightfully "alternative" Sycamore
family which operates more like a commune for friends and relatives
who want a place to express themselves and love each other.
When the young Tony Kirby falls in love with Alice Sycamore, the two
families are forced to debate their conflicting values.
Over 45 students are involved with this production, directed by
Wyatt Phillis and Jennifer Keith. Junior Lena Stapleton plays Penny
Sycamore; junior Zac McCray is Grandpa Martin Vanderhof; junior
McKenzie Landers as Alice Sycamore; freshman Justin Woods as Tony
Kirby Jr.; senior Elijah Chapman as Anthony Kirby; sophomore Abby
Funk as Essie Carmichael; junior Colton Clark as Boris Kolenkov;
junior Ryan Crawley as Paul Sycamore; freshman Noah Henry as Ed
Carmichael; junior Logan Keysear as Mr. DePinna; freshman Zak Luken
as Donald; junior Rachel Meador as Rheba; freshman Ethan Keller as
Henderson; sophomore Claire Conrady as Miriam Kirby; senior Bailey
Mitchell as The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina; sophomore Isabelle
Robbins as Gay Wellington; and sophomore Shelbi Fisher and freshman
Lexi Taylor as government officials.
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The crew is led by two student assistant directors: junior
Rebekah Harpin and sophomore Belle Smith. Other crew members
include: Alyssa Harpin, Cassie Harpin, Brittany Smith, Cassie
Warfel, Erin Gowin, Lydia Spellman, Nathan Long, Macie Rankin,
Ashlan Broom, Kendall Coffey, Alissa Harvey, Tristen Karrick,
Genesis Reddix, Carrissa Richmond, Taerynn Sablotny, Seth Smith,
Alyxandria Spencer, Collin Thomas, Keeley Vermeire, Cassie
Warfel among others.
[Jennifer Keith, LCHS English