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A Tater Patch Players comedy is coming your way for the holiday season. Though it’s not a Christmas play, You Can’t Take It With You, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, is a hilarious and family-friendly comedy. When it’s time to find the family somewhere to go after the turkey is done, and when you can’t face the mall, take them to the theater! The Players are busy rehearsing a delightful old-fashioned comedy. As the photo shows, there are still lines being learned and sets being built, but the show is well on its way to bringing you great entertainment.
The Sycamore family, played by Ellen Painter, Steve Lewis, Alex Nawrocki, Buffy Bezdek, Tony Greiner and Emily Trossarello, live in a large New York brownstone in 1936. They aren’t rich, their home isn’t grand and few of them have “real” jobs, but they happily go about their lives doing the things they love. They paint, play the xylophone, write, attend circuses and build fireworks in their basement. Added to their family, the household has a loving, giggly housekeeper (Sherri Stoney), her boyfriend (Brad Shallit), their daughter’s Russian ballet instructor (Jacob Clark) and the former ice-delivery man who now lives with them and helps with the fireworks (Gary Boyles). Their lives are happy and hectic. They don’t bat an eye as they receive visits from a drunken actress and a former Grand Duchess of Russia, both played with comic flair by Nancy Loy.
Alice, the daughter who has a real job, falls in love with the son (John Murphy) of her very uptight boss (Robert Countryman). On Alice’s invitation, his stuffy father and society -woman mother ( Eve Sauer) come for dinner…. on the wrong night… and meet the Sycamore family at its craziest. There are IRS agents (Charles Spradlin) and G-men (Stan O’Kelley, Lamar Swindull, Wayne Jewell) who break up the party and the whole thing erupts into chaos…. mixed with lots of laughter and some romance.