Kaufman and Hart’s delightful comedy You Can’t Take it with You is a batty reflection on the madness of sanity in a mad world and it remains as insightful and delightful as when it first graced the stage. It’s a heartfelt comedy about being yourself that resonates with a 21st century audience in need of a laugh.
Tony, attractive young son of the unhappily affluent Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the joyous quirky home of the Sycamore’s, on the wrong evening. In a house where you do as you like, no questions asked - they encounter the open circle of Sycamore family and friends - novel novelist, devoted dancer, ballet master, ex-Grand Duchess waitress, amateur printer, tax evaders, society shirkers and free thinkers and the evening explodes into hysterical, and all too real, fireworks.
Director Anne-Liese Juge Fox studied theatre at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, and the International School of Theatre Jacques Le Coq in Paris where she focused on mask theatre, mime, and devised performance. She was a Board of Regents and Graduate School Dissertation fellow at LSU where she received her doctorate in Theatre History, Literature and Criticism, and Performance Studies.