The University of Houston-Downtown students will present eight performances of Moss Hart and George Kaufman's comedy "You Can't Take It with You," Friday, April 1, through Saturday, April 9.
Performances begin at 8 p.m. April 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9; 3 p.m. April 3 and 1:30 p.m. April 6 and 8. Reservations are not required. Tickets are $3 at the theater box office or at the door 30 minutes before each performance.
"Every theater department should perform American classic plays like this one," said Tom Lyttle, UHD professor of Arts and Humanities and director of the O'Kane Theatre.
The play tells the story of two families, one happily eccentric and one unhappily snobbish. The children of these two families fall in love and must reconcile their families' differences, lifestyles and tastes in order to make their romance work.
Lyttle said he chose this play for its comedic nature and large cast and because it offers a variety of challenges for the student actors and engineers.
"The set is huge and will challenge the designers to make everything fit onto our small stage and the cast is large with 19 people," Lyttle said. "It is important that our students grow and face challenges as our program continues expanding."
Lyttle is producing the play and Rachel Dickson, adjunct professor, is the guest director.
"Rachel is an accomplished actress and director," Lyttle said. "It will be great experience for someone other than me to direct our students."
For more information or ticket reservations, call 713-221-8042.