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Pulitzer Prize winning play opens at Sutter Street

FOLSOM —  The classic American comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman and directed by award-winning director Allen Schmeltz opens May 6 at Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St. in Folsom.

In this Pulitzer Prize winning play we are first introduced to the Sycamores who seem clearly mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot brings together two painfully opposite families as Tony (Shane Burrows), attractive young son of the Kirbys’, falls in love with Alice Sycamore (Ashley White) and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening.

The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, show Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to understand why. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own parents wrong, will not give her up and in the end … well you will have to come to the show to find out what happens.

Throughout all of this you will meet the Grand Duchess Olga Katrina (Hazel Johnson), the Russian dance instructor Mr. Kolenkhoz (Matthew Udall), his student the constantly dancing Essie (Jessica Larrick) and her husband Ed (Michael Coleman), who plays the xylophone and prints flyers just for the sake of printing, plus many more including the endearing Grandpa Martin (Stephen Kauffman).

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, May 6 through June 5. Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors/SARTA and $15 children. Make reservations at SutterStreetTheatre.com or by calling (916) 353-1001.

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