Zimmerman to present comedy ‘You Can’t Take it With You’

The actors posed for a cast photo for "You Can't Take it With You." (ZHS photo)

The Zimmerman High School Drama Department is presenting the comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman next Friday through Sunday (see below).

“This is the funniest play that ZHS has produced to date,” said director Jon Palashewski. “The play has such great characters which are very well-performed by our students.  Some of our female students are playing roles usually reserved for men which has had some special challenges.  The set of the Sycamore home is visually fascinating, full of antiques graciously lent to us by local people.”

This classic comedy tells the story of two young people who have fallen in love even though their families and social standing are worlds apart.

Zach Raph stars as the wise and fun-loving grandpa of the Sycamore clan, senior Nikki Neuha as his feather-brained, but lovable daughter Penny, and senior Nick Marquart is Penny’s explosive-loving husband Paul.

Senior Cassie Heyer plays one of their daughters, Essie, whose passion is dancing and candy-making. The other daughter, Alice, played by Sam Jorgenson, has fallen in love with the bank vice-president Tony Kirby played by newcomer Vince Snyder.

The rest of the household includes Essie’s husband Ed, played by Kyler Preston; Miss DePinna, played by Carly Nelson; Rheba the maid and her boyfriend Donald, played by newcomers April Marx and Justin Canterbury respectively.  Senior Bailey Lore takes on the role of Kolenkhov, Essie’s Russian dance teacher.  The Kirbys are played by Katie Halter and newcomer Joe Pittsley.  Filling out the cast are Marissa Luing as Henderson, the IRS man; Tessa Lasserre as the actress Gay Wellington; and senior Kasey Bullock as the grand Duchess Olga Katrina.

 

You Can’t Take It With You

At Zimmerman HS

Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m.

Tickets $6 adults, $4 students

 

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