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Monday, October 21, 2013

Highlands Stages "You Can't Take It with You"

You Can't Take It with You has been making audiences laugh since it first opened in 1936. Now, the Highlands Theatre Department will be bringing this classic comedy to the stage in November.

The play will transport audience members to 1930s New York City for this family-oriented comedy. The Highlands Theatre Department's website provides us with a synopsis of the play's plot. "At first, the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, the attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it had to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own are wrong, will not give her up."

You Can't Take It with You is not only a way to experience a fun evening thanks to some talented local high schoolers, but also a chance for alumni to reconnect. Following the performance on Saturday, November 9th, a small reception will be held for alumni. There will be a meet and greet with the show's cast and crew before the alumni gather for dinner at a local restaurant.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the door prior to each show. Student tickets are $8 and adult tickets are $10. All performances take place at Highlands High School's Performing Arts Center.

Check out a performance on the following dates and times:
November 7 - 7:30pm                
November 9 - 7:30pm                  
November 10 - 2pm                  
November 11 - 7:30pm

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