Get to Know the Cast of “You Can’t Take it With You”

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Get to Know the Cast of “You Can’t Take it With You”

By Michael Willmann

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During the October 25-27, the FHN Theatre Troupe will be hosting their showings of an old classic, You Can’t Take it With You, for the enjoyment of all viewers. The show is a bit of a love story, with the two lovers belonging to different families that each have completely different personalities and values when compared to the other. It’s a roller coaster of a show, and students are encouraged to attend. Tickets cost $5 if purchased online, and $8 if purchased at the door before the show.

With a wide variety of characters comes a wide variety of cast. Each character is as unique as the person who plays them. From clumsy pyrotechnics to two star crossed lovers, let’s meet some of the characters and cast of You Can’t Take it With You.

 

 

Tony Kirby Jr. is one of the main protagonists of the story, played by senior Riley Lawson. “Tony is the son of a millionaire businessman who absolutely hates his family,” Lawson said. “He really wants to marry Alice, and he loves her family, because they’re crazy. He likes her family, and she likes his family, and both of them hate their own families for their own reasons.” This will make Lawson’s twelfth show, and while he comments that he really loves and enjoys the theatre, it’s not something that he plans on doing professionally with his life. “I think theatre is really important, and I love doing it, but I don’t see myself doing it much later on,” Lawson said.

 

 

 

The other main protagonist in this comedic romance is Alice Sycamore, a young girl in a relatively poor family, played by sophomore Zoe Meier. Her family is considered a bit on the crazy side, and she wishes to belong more with Tony Kirby’s well off, cool and collected relatives. “She’s a pretty bipolar character,” Meier said. “Her opinions and mood are always shifting.” This is Meyer’s thirty-second show, and she has been involved in the theatre for almost as long as she can remember. “It wasn’t that hard for me to get adjusted to this character. It’s just natural for me at this point.”

 

 

 

“In You Can’t Take it With You, I play a dude called Mr. DePenna,” sophomore Carson Sulzner said. “He’s a bit crazy, and he loves fireworks and pyrotechnics. He kind of just showed up at the Sycamores house one day and has just kind of been living there since.” Carson has been involved with the theatre since about the second grade, and has been watching and working on shows since the end of elementary school. “I’ve been active in about eight shows before this,” Sulzner said. “It wasn’t really that hard for me to nail down this character because I really love pyrotechnics myself. It’s kind of fun, really.”

 

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