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TONY: "Oh, Alice, think of it. We're pretty lucky, aren't we?"

Toni Rose as Alice and Eric Grimes as Tony in ReAct's You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Penny Sycamore
Kathy Hsieh
Essie Carmichael
Virginia Gabby
Rheba
Rachael Ferguson
Paul Sycamore
Viet Nguyen
Mr. De Pinna
Jeffrey Wade Gilbert
Ed Carmichael
Justin Lockwood
Donald
Shawn Vines
Martin Vanderhof
Stan Asis
Alice
Toni Rose
Henderson
Agastya Kohli
Tony Kirby
Eric Grimes
Mr. Kolenkhov
Dennis Kleinsmith
Gay Wellington
Catherine Kettrick
Mr. Kirby
Timothy Kelly
Mrs. Kirby
Walayn Sharples
The Man
Jeffery Brown
Mac
Brent Ashton
Jim
Paul Yoo
Grand Duchess Olga Katrina
Walayn Sharples
Understudy for Jim 5/19 Matinee
David Hsieh


"YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU" CAST PHOTO

The cast photo of ReAct's You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Directed by
David Hsieh


KOLENKHOV: "We have a hot night for it, my Pavlowa, but art is only achieved through perspiration."

Dennis Kleinsmith as Kolenkhov with Virginia Gabby as Essie in ReAct's You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Crew

Stage Manager/Booth Operator
Tim Crist
Scenic Designer/Properties
David Hsieh
Costume Designer
Anastasia Armes
Lighting Designer
Maggie Lee
Sound Designer
Andrew Chin
Properties Assistant
Marilyn Gonzalez
Dance Choreographer
Brian Joe
Smoke Machine Operator
Agastya Kohli
Set Crew
Walter Baker
Tim Crist
Virginia Gabby
Frank Kohel
Agastya Kohli
Justin Lockwood
Craig B. Wollam

Costume Crew
Rachael Ferguson
Virginia Gabby
Catherine Kettrick
Cyndie Mastel-Rokicki
Miko Premo
Toni Rose

Properties Artisans
Julie Cabell
Gordon Hendrickson

Box Office Manager
David Hsieh
Box Office
Lorna Chin
Ellen Dessler
Marilyn Gonzalez
Cyndie Mastel-Rokicki

Poster Design
Vladimir Verano


PENNY: "Mr. De Pinna, has something happened to your figure during these eight years?"

Jeffrey Wade Gilbert as Mr. De Pinna and Kathy Hsieh as Penny with Catherine Kettrick as Gay and Stan Asis as Grandpa in a scene from ReAct's You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Reviews

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KIRBY: "How dare you? Why, what does this mean?"

Brent Aston, Jeffrey Brown, Paul Yoo, Walayn Sharples and Timothy Kelly in a scene from ReAct's You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 
"YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU" GRAPHIC
by Vladimir A. Verano

You Can't Take It With You


By Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

April 27 - May 20, 2007
The Richard Hugo House



ALICE: "I'm not home to dinner. A young gentleman is calling for me."
Stan Asis, Virginia Gabby, Justin
Lockwood, Toni Rose, Kathy Hsieh
and Viet Nguyen as the Sycamore
Family in a moment from ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

DE PINNA: "But that don't give the balloon time enough. A balloon needs plenty of time."
Jeffrey Wade Gilbert as De Pinna,
Viet Nguyen as Paul and Kathy
Hsieh as Penny during a scene
from ReAct's presentation of
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Program

The Setting

The home of Martin Vanderhof near Columnia University, New York City. June 1938.

ACT 1
Scene 1: Late one afternoon.
Scene 2: Late the same night.

ACT 2
About a week later, the evening of Wednesday, June 8th.

ACT 3
The following afternoon.


DONALD: "Ever notice how white folks always getting themselves in trouble?"
Rachel Ferguson as Rheba with
Shawn Vines as Donald in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

ESSIE: "Now look, you're Fred Astaire, and I'm Ginger Rogers."
ALICE "Essie, please!"
Toni Rose, Justin Lockwood,
Virginia Gabby and Eric Grimes
in a scene from Act I of ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.


You Can't Take It With You

was first produced at the Booth Theater in New York City on December 14, 1936.

Production Notes

Director's Notes

You Can't Take It With You first premiered in December of 1936 near the end of the Great Depression. One of Hart and Kaufman's greatest successes, the comedy won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and has become a perennial American theater favorite. The Frank Capra film version won several Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1938, and the play has entertained generations of audiences for the past 70 years.

TONY: "Darling, you mustn't mind this."
Toni Rose as Alice and Eric
Grimes as Tony in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Although much has changed since the 1930ís, surprisingly many of the problems the world faced are still with us today...unemployment, economic uncertainty, unstable foreign governments, racism, threats to "homeland security"...But ultimately it's the show's universal themes of family, love, and living life to the fullest which still continues to resonate the most.

This classic has always been a personal favorite, and it's been an exciting challenge bringing it to our mainstage on a shoestring budget with a multi-cultural cast, and more racially sensitive treatment. We hope those of you who saw it enjoyed the show, and that you take time out to follow your heart once in awhile, help others less fortunate and create lifelong memories with the ones that you love...because truly,...you can't take it with you.

--David Hsieh, Director of You Can't Take It With You

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Video preview of ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.

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GAY: "Once a play opens, I never touch a drop. Minute I enter a stage door, the bottle gets put away until intermission."
Kathy Hsieh as Penny with
Catherine Kettrick as Gay from
a moment in Act II of ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

GRAND DUCHESS: "Before I make the blintzes, how many will there be to dinner?"
Eric Grimes, Timothy Kelly, Stan
Asis and Walayn Sharples in
ReAct's You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Special Thanks To...

ACT for loaned set pieces
Stan Asis for donated pyro-technics
The Cast & Crew for production support and loaned costumes and props
Lorna Chin for production support
Driftwood Theatre for loaned set pieces
The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
Brian Flora and Anneleen Severynen for production support
Roberta Furst for auditions support
Justus George for loaned props
George Paul Glanzman for production support
Daniel Gonzalez for properties support
Vera & Joey Ing for donated rehearsal space
Gigi Jhong for auditions support
Andy Justus for donated props
Agastya Kohli for auditions support
Rachel Rene for auditions support
The Richard Hugo House for loaned set pieces and production support
Sav Sall for loaned smoke machine
Tom Speer & the Seattle Channel for promotional support
Village Theatre for loaned costumes
Mark Waldstein & Encore Media for promotional support


HENDERSON: "Well...it seems, Mr. Vanderhof, that you owe the Government twenty-four years' back income tax."
Stan Asis, Virginia Gabby,
Justin Lockwood, Katy Hsieh
and Agastya Kohli in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

DE PINNA: "Mrs. Sycamore, look what I found! Remember?"
PENNY: "Why, of course. It's my painting of you as The Discus Thrower."
Kathy Hsieh as Penny, Jeffrey
Wade Gilbert as De Pinna and
Stan Asis as Grandpa in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

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Photo Gallery

ESSIE: "They'll be better when they're harder, Mother, but try one...I want to know what you think."
Virginia Gabby as Essie and
Kathy Hsieh as Penny in the
opening scene of ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

ESSIE: "There was a letter came for you, Grandpa. Did you get it?"
Virginia Gabby, Justin
Lockwood and Stan Asis in
ReAct's You Can't Take
It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

RHEBA: "Finish the second act, Mrs. Sycamore?"
Rachael Ferguson as Rheba
with Kathy Hsieh as Penny
in a scene from ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

PAUL: "I got a wonderful idea in the bathroom just now."
Justin Lockwood as Ed, Viet
Nguyen as Paul, Shawn Vines
as Donald and Kathy Hsieh
as Penny in ReAct's You
Can't Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

ALICE: "I just like to brighten up the office once in a while."
The cast in a scene from
Act I of ReAct's You
Can't Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

HENDERSON: "You're no better than anybody else, and the sooner you get that through your head, the better."
Stan Asis, Agastya Kohli and
Kathy Hsieh with Virginia
Gabby and Justin Lockwood
in ReAct's You Can't
Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

PENNY: "So now I suppose you're all ready to settle down and...get married."
The cast in a scene from
ReAct's You Can't
Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

ALICE: "I'm sorry, I came down as fast as I could."
TONY: "I didn't mind in the least."
The cast in another scene
from Act I of ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

KOLENKHOV: "Good evening, everybody!"
ALL: "Good evening.":
The cast in ReAct's
presentation of You
Can't Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

PENNY: "I didn't mean to interrupt anything."
Eric Grimes as Tony, Toni
Rose as Alice and Kathy Hsieh
as Penny in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

TONY: "Miss Sycamore...to you."
ALICE: "Thank you, Mr. Kirby. To you."
Eric Grimes and Toni Rose
as Tony and Alice in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

GRANDPA: "How do you like my new hat?"
Toni Rose as Alice, Eric
Grimes as Tony and Stan
Asis as Grandpa in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

DONALD: "Oh, excuse me. I didn't know you folks was in here."
Toni Rose as Alice and Eric
Grimes as Tony with Shawn
as Donald in ReAct's You
Can't Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

TONY: "They're charming, lovable people, just as they are."
Eric Grimes as Tony with
Toni Rose as Alice in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

ALICE: "Oh, Father, everythings beautiful, it's the most beautiful red fire in the world."
Jeffery Wade Gilbert as De
Pinna, Viet Nguyen as Paul
and Toni Rose as Alice in
a scene from ReAct's You
Can't Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

GAY: "Just a minute, dearie. Just a minute."
The cast in the opening of
Act II during ReAct's You
Can't Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

GRANDPA: "I think I'll go out to Westchester tomorrow and do a little snake-hunting."
Stan Asis as Grandpa in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

ALICE: "You're the most wonderful family in the world, and I'm the happiest girl in the world."
Stan Asis as Grandpa, Toni Rose
as Alice and Kathy Hsieh as
Penny in ReAct's staging of
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

TONY: "Are we too early?"
The cast performing a scene from ReAct's presentation of
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

KIRBY: "I didn't know there were little children in the house."
PAUL: "Oh, no. That's mine."
The cast performing a scene
from ReAct's presentation of
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

GAY: "There was a young lady from Wheeling who had a remarkable feeling...."
The cast of ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You
performing a moment in Act II.
Photo: David Hsieh.

KIRBY: "May I have that word again, please?"
PENNY: "'Lust,' Mr. Kirby."
The cast of ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You
performing a moment in Act II.
Photo: David Hsieh.

THE MAN: "Stay right where you are, everybody."
The cast in a scene from
Act II of ReAct's You
Can't Take It With You
.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

THE MAN: "Everybody in this house is under arrest."
The cast in the final moment of Act II during ReAct's
presentation of You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

THE MAN: "You print this stuff, huh?"
Jeffery Brown as the Man and
Justin Lockwood as Ed with
Brent Ashton, Eric Grimes,
Toni Rose and Stan Asis in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

PENNY: "You've been a wonderful father, and husband, too."
Viet Nguyen as Paul and Kathy
Hsieh as Penny in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

KOLENKHOV: "The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina!"
The cast in a scene from
Act III of ReAct's You
Can't Take It With You

Photo: David Hsieh.

GRANDPA: "You've got all the money you need. You can't take it with you."
Stan Asis as Grandpa with
Timothy Kelly as Mr. Kirby in
ReAct's presentation of
You Can't Take It With You
Photo: David Hsieh.

PENNY: "Why, isn't that wonderful?"
Stan Asis, Eric Grimes,
Timothy Kelly, Justin
Lockwood, Kathy Hsieh and
Viet Nguyen in ReAct's
You Can't Take It With You.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

PAUL: "Mr. De Pinna, we've got to start thinking about next year's fireworks."
The cast in the final moment of
ReAct's presentation of
You Can't Take It With You
Photo: David Hsieh.

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