You Can’t Take It with You

Messed-up families: always in style!

Cinemaphiles fondly recall 1938’s Academy Award-winning You Can’t Take It With You, though plenty might consider the tale itself to be something of a fusty old relic. Still, once you’ve seen the opening act of the Texas Repertory Theatre Company’s production of the play, it’s likely that you’ll be reminded (perhaps to your chagrin) that tales about screwed-up families never go out of fashion. George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, which hit Broadway in 1936, centers around the eccentric-but-happy Sycamores and the rich-but-miserable Kirbys, whose clashing lifestyles threaten the romance between their respective offspring, Alice and Tony. Throw in a crazy grandfather who chooses not to pay income taxes and a Russian duchess-turned-waitress, and you just might not care anymore that you couldn’t convince your dad to vote Obama. 3 p.m. 4950 FM 1960, Ste A-7. The show runs 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Through May 25. For tickets and information, call 281-583-7573 or visit www.texreptheatre.org. $25 to $35.
Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: May 8. Continues through May 25, 2008

 
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