Cinemaphiles fondly recall 1938s Academy Award-winning You Cant Take It With You, though plenty might consider the tale itself to be something of a fusty old relic. Still, once youve seen the opening act of the Texas Repertory Theatre Companys production of the play, its likely that youll be reminded (perhaps to your chagrin) that tales about screwed-up families never go out of fashion. George Kaufman and Moss Harts 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 couldnt 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