You Can’t Take It With You (2012)


August 31-September 2, 6-9, 2012


Community Players Theatre


Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “You Can’t Take It With You” tells the tale of the Sycamore family headed by Grandpa Vanderhof. At first they seem mad, but it is not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the world is madder!

Authors: George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart


Historian’s Corner

You Can’t Take It With You Preview (Curtain Calls 8.3, September 2012)

The History of Community Players: Part 1 (Curtain Calls 8.2, July 2012, p 3)

The History of Community Players: Part 2 (Curtain Calls 8.3, September 2012, p 3)

Community Players kicked off their celebration of their 90th continuous season of theater presentations.

First up was a membership offered baseball game and picnic on June 2nd followed on June 30th by a presentation of visiting author Dr Julie Hedgepeth Williams. She had just finished publishing a book on the Caldwell family, of Bloomington, who were survivors of the Titanic tragedy. Historian Bruce Parrish, had provided her with photos and reviews of Sylvia Caldwell, who had been an active Players member from the 20’s through the 30’s. After the presentation, cast members of the 2011 production of Titanic, The Musical, performed several songs from the show.

Next up was the opening of the theatrical season with the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy classic “You Can’t Take It With You.” This show was well received and called a delightful romp which featured an outstanding ensemble. Players first performed this show as the opener for the 1979-1980 Season.