The Rutgers–Camden Theater Program kicks off their 2013-2014 Season with a production of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s classic comedy, You Can’t Take It With You. Performances will run from Wednesday, November 13th through Sunday, November 17th at 7:30pm in the Walter K. Gordon Theater located on the Rutgers–Camden Campus. There will also be a special High School Matinee on Friday, November 15th at 10am.
The winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, You Can’t Take It with You tells the story of the wayward Sycamore family. In their eccentric household, everyone lives a carefree, happy life. All is well, until the family attempts to act “normal” for the sake of their beloved Alice.
Director Paul Bernstein, Associate Professor of theater, notes, “This is more than an enduring classic – It is essential viewing for modern man! Seventy-Five years since its debut on Broadway, You Can’t Take It with You still causes us to question the capitalistic burdens that govern our bland and restricted lifestyles.”
The cast of sixteen features senior theater major Sean Quinn (Santa Clarita, CA) as Penny Sycamore, senior theater major Cooper Gorelick (Cherry Hill) as Grandpa, senior theater/philosophy/religion major Michael Hess (Laurel Springs) as Paul Sycamore, junior theater major Alexis Sutch (Camden) as Alice Sycamore, freshman theater/English major Joseph Ciurlino (Cherry Hill) as Tony Kirby, junior theater major Megan Farley (Franklinville) as Essie Carmichael and junior theater major Alex Scheinberg (Collingswood) as Ed Carmichael. Rounding out the extremely talented cast are Dana Haberern (Collingswood), Bill Epstein (Glen Rock), Troy Johnson (National Park), Tiara DeGuzman (Cherry Hill), Daniel Whalen (Wayside), Kristina Martorano (Gloucester Township), Brandie DeRusha (Audubon), Jake Hufner (Bellmawr), and Katrina Hall (Philadelpha). Stage Management duties are held by junior computer science major Chris Adams (Burlington) and junior theater major Jay Ballard (Glassboro). Junior urban studies major Lana Press serves as Properties Master.
Professor James Mobley, technical director of the theater program, will be creating a realistic representation of the eccentric Sycamore Household. Kristina Sneshkoff will create the period, 1930’s costume designs. Lighting is by Jonathan Evans and sound design is by Stefan Örn Arnarson.
Evening Performances – Wednesday through Saturday
November 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th at 7:30pm
Matinee – Sunday
November 17th at 2:00pm
High School Matinee – Friday
November 15th – 10:00am
Tickets are $12 for General Admission, $10 for Senior Citizens, Faculty/Staff, and Alumni, and $7 for non-Rutgers Students with a valid ID. Rutgers–Camden Students may obtain 2 tickets free of charge at the Impact Booth in the Campus Center with their RUID Card.
For more information, visit us at www.rutgerscamdentheater.com.
To arrange tickets for the high school matinee, please contact:
Jake Hufner – firstname.lastname@example.org – (856) 225-2870
Maria Buckley – email@example.com – (856) 225-6176