‘You can’t take it with you’

By Shelby Stewart
Staff Writer
The general premise of “You Can’t It With You” is that money won’t follow you when you go. YCTIWY, photo
Find out if all that’s true as Goodrich High School showcases their performance of the play written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman next week.
“It’s a classic comedy,” said Director Steve Mitchell. “It’s a classic season, we did ‘The Miracle Worker’, this was a lighter show. The time was right.”
Join Alice Sycamore, played by Jayna Powers, as she tries her hardest to impress her boyfriend’s family, but her wacky family is anything but normal. Her sister Essie makes candy and takes dance lessons, while Essie’s husband Ed prints fun phrases with his printing press to put in the candy boxes and plays the xylophone. Parents Penelope, a painter and play-write, and Paul, a firework manufacturer, and Grandpa Martin round out the immediate family. Also included are the wacky household help, and a group of odd guests that all stop by.
“It’s the ultimate ensemble show,” said Mitchell. “Anyone at any point in time can walk on stage and steal the show. Every time someone comes in is like a firework.”
When the Kirbys come over for dinner, it’s high society and wealth meets kooky and eccentric, which is Mitchell’s favorite part of the show. Could it spell doom for Alice and Tony’s relationship? Find out April 19-21 at 7 p.m. and April 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Raymond C. Green Auditorium, 8029 S. Gale Road.
“It’s a challenge for everyone,” said Mitchell. “My favorite part has always been just working with students, still so fresh with taking direction, I get them before they get into bad acting habits.”
Get a glimpse into the life of the Sycamore Family and all of their house guests at Goodrich High School. Call 810-591-2220 for ticket information and reservations. Tickets $8 for assigned seating.

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