NORWAY – The Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association will present the comedy “You Can’t Take It with You,” by Moss Hart and George Kaufman in June at the Norway Grange.

Shows will be June 17 to 27, at 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning farce is about the eclectic Sycamore family – a family where you do as you like, no questions asked. Grandpa hunts snakes, throws darts and ignores income tax payments. Other family members write plays, operate amateur printing presses, play the glockenspiel and make fireworks in the basement. Alice must introduce her fiancé’s uptight parents to her eccentric family. When these wildly different families meet, their worlds collide and comic chaos reigns.

The cast is made up entirely of performers from the Oxford Hills area. Ed Baldridge and Ellie Schwarner play the young lovers, Tony Kirby and Alice Sycamore. Veteran directors Tom Littlefield and Kenn Sawyer can be seen on stage, instead of backstage; Littlefield is the family patriarch Martin Vanderhoff and Sawyer, the Russian ballet instructor Kolenkhov.

Kathy Davis is returning to the stage as the free-spirited Penny Sycamore. Stephen Sessions as Paul Sycamore and Jeremiah McDonald as Mr. Depinna are the pair making fireworks in the basement. Corrine Wyman and Andy Turner appear as Essie and Ed Carmichael, whose ballet dancing and musical talents on glockenspiel are priceless. Kelsey Franklin is Rheba, the sassy maid. J.J. Scheuerer is debuting, opposite Kelsey, in the part of Donald.

Elton Cole and Jeanie Stone are the straight-laced parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby. Cameo appearances by Carol Brown, Michael Davis and Alison Whitney are part of the ensemble. Owen Davis, Brandon Pullen and Brandon Sukeforth as the G-Men.

Tickets ( $8 and $10) are available at Books ‘n Things in Oxford Plaza in Oxford, 743-7197. FMI: visit the Web site www.ohmpaa.org.


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