August 19 & 20 at 7 pm | August 21 at 3pm

You Can't Take It With You

Enjoy one of the all time

theater classics this summer


Auditions will be held June 20 in the Belle Fourche Rec Center Auditorium from 7 - 9 pm and June 21 in the Belle Fourche Rec Center Dakota Room from 7 - 9 pm. There will be a readthrough on June 22 from 7 - 9 pm in the Belle Fourche Rec Center Auditorium.

The Show

You Can’t Take It With You opened in New York in December of 1936 to instant critical and popular acclaim. This depiction of a delightfully eccentric family, the third collaboration by playwrights George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, proved to be their most successful and and longest-running work. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1936, the comedy went on to run 837 performances on Broadway and the 1938 film won an Academy Award for best picture. Perenially appealing to audiences, You Can’t Take It With You has become an American classic, regularly produced by high schools, colleges, and community theaters around the country. 

You Can’t Take It With You relates the humorous encounter between a conservative family and the crazy household of Grandpa Martin Vanderhof. Grandpa’s family of idiosyncratic individualists amuse with their energetic physical antics and inspire with their wholehearted pursuit of happiness. Kaufman and Hart fill the stage with chaotic activity from beginning to end. Critics have admired the witty one-liners, the visual theatricalism, and the balanced construction of the play’s three acts.

Photo by Jessica Furtney on Unsplash

A man can't give up his business.

Why not? You've got all the money you need. You can't take it with you.

Mr. Kirby speaking to Grandpa

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    SD Arts Council

    Support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts