You Can’t Take it With You


Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by the team of Kaufman and Hart is perhaps the greatest American comedy ever written. 

Alice Sycamore must introduce her fiancé's straight-laced family to her rather more eccentric family. When the wildly different families meet, the worlds of the wealthy, uptight Kirbys and the off-kilter Sycamores collide. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.

Cast and Creative Team

Director: Christopher Hart

Stage Manager: Gina Hammond
Scenic Design: Bruce Chuvala
Properties Design: Haven Jenkins
Lighting Design: Gary Mach
Sound Design: Mary Zogzas
Costume Design: Samantha LeBrocq


Martin VanderhofPatrick Cronin
Penny SycamoreBeth Taylor Hart
Essie CarmichaelChelsea Thayer
RhebaRoberta Whiteside
Paul SycamoreJon Goldman
Mr. De PinnaEvin McQuistion
Ed CarmichaelWill Storrs
DonaldJay Ponton
Alice SycamoreWhitney Bates
IRS Agent HendersonJered Shults
Tony KirbyNathaniel Couper
KolenkhovJeff Polgar
Gay WellingtonRose Ray
Olga KatrinaSamantha Lebrocq
Mr. KirbySteve Elderbrock
Mrs. KirbyAmy Weinmeister
 G-Men  Bruce Chuvala
 Derek Freeman
 Jered Shults


Tony Award winning producer / director Christopher Hart (son of Kitty Carlisle Hart and You Can't Take it With You playwright Moss Hart)

Magic in the making at our first read thru tonight for You Can't Take it with You. What a privilege to have Chris Hart, son of playwright Moss Hart, directing his father's Pulitzer Prize winning play right here in Burnsville!

Christopher Hart (L) works with Whitney Bates (Alice) and Nathaniel Couper (Tony) to bring one of his father's (playwright Moss Hart) most celebrated plays, You Can't Take it With You, to life. One of the most celebrated comedies of all time, this production runs August 27th through September 10th at Parkway Playhouse.

Saturday, August 27th, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 28th, 3:00pm

Friday, September 2nd, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 3rd, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 4th, 3:00pm

Friday, September 9th, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 10th, 7:30pm

Tickets and Information

Ticket Prices:
  • $20 for Adults
  • $18 for Seniors (60+), Students (18+ with ID), or Military (active or retired)
  • $10 for Children (under 17)
Special Events:

Influencing a New Generation: A Conversation with Christopher Hart on Why the Arts and Humanities Matter
Thursday, August 25th, 6:00 - 9:00pm 

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Opening Night Party:
Saturday, August 27th

Post Show Discussions:
Sunday, August 28th
Sunday, September 4th
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Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, a multifaceted public program presented by the North Carolina Humanities Council, highlights the way Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, literature, and drama influence our world. The project is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council, in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes.


Review: You can't miss 'You Can't Take It With You'
by Jim Cavener - Asheville Citizen-Times

Blog Posts

Whitney Bates as Alice Sycamore

Chelsea Thayer as Essie Carmichael

Steve Elderbrock Alias Mr. Kirby

Samantha Lebrocq as Olga Katrina

Artist Spotlight: G-Man Derek Freeman