You Can't Take It With You
If you think all happy families are alike, you can rest assured there’s nobody like the loving but bizarre Sycamore family in You Can’t Take it with You. Set in 1936 in New York City, the Sycamore’s zany little kingdom is comprised of terrible playwrights, Russians, a patriarch who collects snakes and avoids the IRS, and a sister who dreams of becoming a ballerina (even though she has two left feet.) But when young, well-adjusted Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s VP Tony Kirby, the Sycamore clan must straighten up when Alice invites his high society parents to dinner. When the Kirbys arrive on the wrong night, and upon seeing Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory, fireworks ensue. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s timeless Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy reminds us all to cherish the important things in life and to remember that “normal” is relative.