LEWISTON — Lewiston High School Centre Stage Ensemble will present the romantic comedy and eccentric show, “You Can’t Take It With You.” The play opens Thursday, Nov. 9, at Lewiston Middle School.
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, 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 hard to realize her point of view.
Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax.
The cast of “You Can’t Take It With You” consists of Hailey Martlock as Penelope Sycamore, Amy Cote as Essie Carmichael, Abby Medina as Rheba, Noah Lemay as Paul Sycamore, Zach Morin as Mr. De Pinna, Jacob Morin as Ed Carmichael, Robert Shepard as Donald, Calvin Dundore as Martin “Grandpa” Vanderhof, Mackenzie Richard as Alice Sycamore, Joseph Glenn as Wilbur C. Henderson, Dylan Avila as Tony Kirby, Gary Ackley Jr. as Boris Kolenkhov, Kaitlyn Esposito as Gay Wellington, Adam Libby as Anthony W. Kirby, Shauna LeBlanc as Miriam Kirby, Alex Beaulieu as The Man, Ethan Spaulding as Mac, Lucas Spurr as Jim, and Brianna Remeika as The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina.
The director is Richard Martin; adviser and producer Aaron Louque; costumes Karen McClure-Richard; props/set decor Paula Masselli. The stage manager is Sarah Greaton.
You Can’t Take It With You will be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewiston Middle School, 75 Central Ave., Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students and teachers and $2 for children under age 5.
Hailey Martlock plays Penelope Sycamore in the Lewiston High School Center Stage Ensemble play “You Can’t Take It With You.”