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You Can't Take It With You

  • 719 Rockhill Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • (260) 422-4226
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  • Presented By: Arena Dinner Theatre
  • Dates:
    April 29, 2022
    April 30, 2022
    May 6, 2022
    May 7, 2022
    May 8, 2022
    May 13, 2022
    May 14, 2022
  • Location: Arena Dinner Theatre
  • Time: Friday - Saturday 7:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm
  • Price: $ 40 - includes dinner and performance
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes


You Can't Take It With You
by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Directed By Adam Sahli
Show Sponsor Janis Lackey

April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 8*, 13, 14, 2022
*Matinee Performance May 8

Doors & Cash Bar open at 6:15 PM (12:15 PM*)
Dinner served at 7:00 PM (1:00 PM*)
Curtain time is 8:00 PM (2:00 PM*)

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. 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.


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