KOKOMO, Ind. — Laugh at the antics of a free-spirited, unconventional family, as Indiana University Kokomo students present the classic comedy You Can’t Take It With You.
The University Theatre group offers performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6, in Havens Auditorium.
The play, written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, tells the story of Alice Sycamore, the most normal member of the eccentric Vanderhof-Sycamore family, as she introduces her relatives to her fiancé and his snooty family. Fireworks ensue as their two worlds collide, but Grandpa Vanderhof reminds them all of the importance of living life to the fullest.
Student crew member Caitlyn Laughner, Kokomo, said student productions bring a sense of culture to the region.
“Having this opportunity not only for students to perform, but for people who live here to see live theatrical performances, shows how much we want to build a place that feels like a larger city,” she said. “It gives us an opportunity to contribute something positive to our community.”
Student cast members include Tyler Fuller, Delphi; Austin Avalle, Amber Moore, Zack Myers, Noah Shepard, and Jeremiah Smith, Kokomo; Cody Kopka, Logansport; Chloe Turner, Madison; Breann Caldwell, Monticello; Nate Taff, Noblesville; Quenton Freeman, Avery Withrow, and Sarah Jones, Peru; Hannah Rushing, Russiaville; Cheyenne Brumbaugh, Tipton; Shad Sparks, Walton; and Andrew Fields, North Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul Cook, assistant professor of English, also is part of the cast and Joann Kaiser, senior lecturer of communication arts, is director.
Tickets are available at the door, and are $7 for general admission or $5 for students. Free parking is available on campus.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana