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  You Can't Take It With You at Oak Park Festival Theatre

You Can't Take It With You

Oak Park Festival Theatre
157 Forest Avenue Oak Park

Welcome to the Sycamore household, a merry melange of free-thinkers, eccentrics, odd-balls, and lovable others. Come in. Sit down. Don't mind the snakes, the fireworks, the less than Bolshoi ballet performances, the typewriter, the general absence of any orthodoxy. And meet Alice, the sweet natured and sanest of this family who has fallen in love with the son of her oh-so-conventional boss. Stay for the hilarity when the prospective in-laws arrive for to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage - on the wrong night - and encounter Alice's peculiar extended family in all their glory. Can these two polar opposite families find common ground? It is madcap 1930's comedy at its very best - but with eternal and urgently timeless message of accepting and embracing life - your own and everyone else's.

Thru - Jul 22, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 7:00pm

Price: $15-$32

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 708-445-4440

Running Time: 2hrs, 5mins

  You Can't Take It With You Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...The physical comedy is on point - even when Bittner's extravagantly bad ballerina isn't. Joseph's outsize physique gets played for laughs, especially when he tries to get Hall's Mr. Kirby to wrestle. Hickey brings a touch of wistfulness to his aging bohemian, and Zahora's Penny is infectiously hospitable, even as she urges the Kirbys to unwind with a party game that reveals more than they anticipated."
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Kerry Reid

Chicago Sun Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...With “You Can’t Take it With You,” Oak Park Festival Theatre delivers a marvelous production of a comedy that has aged horribly. Director Jason Gerace’s staging is heartfelt and snappy. The ensemble’s depiction of the eccentric Sycamore clan is memorable and charming. Yet George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s nearly 82-year-old play is impossible to recommend."
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Catey Sullivan

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...In Oak Park Festival Theatre's current production, director Jason Gerace focuses on character development, not punchlines. This is good thing since most of Kaufman and Hart's topical humor needs extensive annotation. Gerace and his cast of able comic actors even discover some new tricks for this 82-year-old warhorse."
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Jack Helbig

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