LITTLETON -- Upstage Players this weekend opens "You Can't Take It With You," a play about what sanity really looks like in a mad, mad world.
Performances of this stage comedy are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Littleton Opera House.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman is a Depression Era classic. It centers on what happens when Tony, an attractive young son of the affluent yet unhappy Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at her joyous, quirky home … 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.
Fireworks (figuratively and literally) nearly bring the house down. Despite their zany antics and unconventional ways, this tight-knit family offers hope that love and laughter lead to happiness, even in the hardest of times.
Directed by Becky Cummings, the cast features both Upstage veterans and newcomers. Naomi Going and Eddie Tozzi portray the young lovers hoping to bring together their families. Dennis MacKay (Martin Vanderhof) is the patriarch of the free-spirited family, leading them to not be concerned with the norms of the world around them.
Jacki Scott, David Weddington, Mark Roberts, Sage Couture, Madalyn Sheehy, and Chris Leary all play relatives of the young couple and spend the evening figuring out if there is any way they can coexist.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For information, visit www.catamountix.com.