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Valley Playhouse Presents: You Can't Take It With You


Thurs (10/11) 7:30pm
Fri (10/12) 7:30pm
Sat (10/13) 7:30pm
Sun (10/14) 3:00pm

Thurs (10/18) 7:30pm
Fri (10/19) 7:30pm
Sat (10/20) 7:30pm
Sun (10/21) 3:00pm


  • Adult $12 Advanced | $14 at Door

  • Senior $10 Advanced | $12 at Door

Directed by Playhouse veteran Jay Zehr (The One More Last Chance Diner, If There's a Rock and Roll Heaven, The Last Night of Ballyhoo) You Can’t Take It with You, winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize, is a classic American stage comedy that deftly blends elements of farce, slapstick, whimsical humor, social commentary, and romance, together with a generous dash of good-natured optimism about the human condition.

The play is set in New York City, in the Sycamore household, a zany little kingdom presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof, a salty and philosophical patriarch who made his peace with the world, if not the Internal Revenue Service, long ago. In the best tradition of screwball comedy, his family is made up almost completely of lovable eccentrics resulting in hilarious mayhem when daughter Alice’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. Set during the Great Depression, this classic of American theater is as funny and relevant as ever.

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