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You Can't Take It With You

      Directed by Howard and Kathryn Laycock Little

The Pleasant Grove Players will present performances of the comedy, "You Can't Take It With You," by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart on April 20th – May 7th (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday evenings as well as a Saturday matinees on May 5th) in the Keith Christeson Little Theater on the first floor of the PG City Library, 30 E. Center St.  The evening show will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday matinee will begin at 3:00 p.m.


"You Can't Take It With You" You Can't Take It With You" is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.  Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy.  Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons.  Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them!  But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws.  Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory.  The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement.  It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all.


Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for students and seniors. Individual tickets are $1 less for matinees. Tickets can be purchased on line at and, if available, at the door. All seating is reserved. There is a 2 for 1 ticket offer (promo code “TWOFER”) on the opening Friday, Apr. 20, performance. Discounts may not be combined.


For more information, contact Jeff Thompson, 801-850-2306


This production is supported by a grant from the Pleasant Grove Arts Commission.


Please no babes-in-arms or children under 5.