You Can't Take it with you Poster

You Can’t Take it With You

April 29, May 5 & 6 at 7:30pm
May 7 at 2pm
Charlestown Town Hall
(One South Main St, Charlestown, NH)

 

The Charlestown based River Theater Company will present the  classic comedy,  “You Can’t Take it With You” by Kaufman and Hart in the Charlestown Town Hall Theater  Saturday,  April 29,  at 7:30 PM,   Friday ,May 5, and Saturday , May 6 at 7:30 PM and on Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $10. General Admission, with a Family Pass ( 2 parents and children) for $25, and are available at the door.  This production promises to be upbeat and enjoyable family entertainment, appropriate for ages 12 and up.

 

Fireworks, Russians, snakes, visitors who drop in and never leave, guests who show up on the wrong day, questionable ballet routines, bad novels, and FBI agents arresting everyone in the house!   This is just a typical day at the Sycamore house. It’s all in good fun, and there is plenty of laughter to go around.  This much loved Pulitzer Prize winning play, set in the 30’s, with its lovable characters was also made into a film, which won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director.

The cast of 22 characters features actors hailing from both sides of the river: Charlestown, Walpole, Acworth, Claremont, Springfield, Saxton’s River, Bellows Falls  and Mount Holly.  They include Ray Boas as Grandpa, Fran Kemp as Penny as the whimsical would- be playwright and artist, and Samaira Aldrich and James Durrett as the young couple who are in love. They are supported in the other roles by Mike Cirre, Liz Wilbur, Rich Smith, Gregory Higgins, Stanley Marro, Mike Delaney, Michael Conant, Liz Durrett, John Luther, Irene Ramen, Tara Sad, Carolyn Norback, Ruth Pratt, Fred Ramen, Alex Maskell, Eli Lalonde, Daniel Curtis, and Jay Maskell. The production is co-directed by  River Theater Company Board member Jeanie Levesque and her husband, Bill Lockwood. Both have been involved in many area productions.  Stage manager is John Blair, Carolee Williams is coordinating the many props this production requires, and Sam Maskell is providing design, graphics, and photography expertise.

 

General admission is $10 and family can purchase a family ticket for $25.  Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Charlestown Jiffy Mart in Charlestown, NH, Marro Home Center in Claremont, NH, Joanie Joan’s Baked Goods Company in Walpole, NH, and Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, VT. This production is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. For more information call Jeanie Levesque at (603) 445-7037 or email jeanie@rivertheater.org.