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Dinner with parents proves uncomfortable in comedy 'You Can't Take it With You'

Wednesday April 15, 2015

 


MANHATTAN — K-State Theatre, a part of Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, will present the comedy "You Can’t Take It With You" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Showtimes and dates are 7:30 p.m. April 23-25 and April 30-May 2, and at 2:30 p.m. May 3 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall. 

At first, the Sycamores seem mad, but it's not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, an attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. Ross Evans is the guest director for the play.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for seniors and military, and $10 for students, plus taxes and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.

Students in the cast include:

Mitch Ward, junior in theatre, Colwich, as Ed. 

From Greater Kansas City: Matt Stanley, sophomore in pre-professional architectural engineering, Leawood, as Henderson and J-Man; Kelly Urschel, freshman in applied music, Overland Park, as Essie; and Cory Jennett, senior in secondary education-speech, Prairie Village, as Mr. DePinna. 

Katie Edgar, senior in theatre, Junction City, as Gay Wellington; Kelsey Coffroth, senior in theatre, Louisburg, as Penelope Sycamore; Jonah Ericson, freshman in theatre, Manhattan, as Paul Sycamore; Michael Bugner, senior in theatre, Nickerson, as Boris Kolenkhov; Tori Ptacek, junior in theatre, Russell, as Olga and J-Man; Mark Young, junior in theatre, Topeka, as Mr. Kirby; Clay Massingill, sophomore in theatre, Wamego, as Martin Vanderhoff; and Cody LaCrone, junior in theatre, as Donald, and Chloe Pyle, senior in theatre, as Rheba, both from Wichita. 

From out of state:

Malloiry Diekmann, junior in agriculture communications and journalism, St. Paul, Minnesota, as Alice Sycamore; Darrington Clark, junior in mass communications, Kansas City, Missouri, as Tony Kirby; Raffael Vicente, undergraduate in biology, New York, New York, as J-Man; and Dani Golway, senior in mass communications, McKinney, Texas, as Mrs. Kirby.

Source

Angelica McKinnis
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amartist@k-state.edu

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Colwich, Junction City, Leawood, Louisburg, Manhattan, Nickerson, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Russell, Topeka, Wamego, and Wichita, Kansas; St. Paul, Minnesota, Kansas City, Missouri; New York, New York; and McKinney, Texas.

Written by

Darrah Tinkler
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu

At a glance

K-State Theatre will present the comedy "You Can’t Take It With You" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Showtimes and dates are 7:30 p.m. April 23-25 and April 30-May 2, and at 2:30 p.m. May 3 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall.