BPHS to stage “You Can’t Take it with You” Nov. 11-13


Nivea Donati

Artwork for the poster for this year’s fall play, “You Can’t Take it with You,” by Nivea Donati, a sophomore at BPHS.

Did you miss live theater? Well, so did BPHS.

On Nov. 11-13 at 7 p.m., BPHS will stage the light-hearted, comedic play, “You Can’t Take it with You,” starring junior Dylan Finnell, who played Charlie Brown in last year’s “Fall” Play, as Tony Kirby and senior Summer Barkley as Alice Sycamore. The play is directed by Mrs. Williams and stage-managed by Ms. Kovell.

The play is set in New York and tells the story of Alice (Summer Barkley) who has to present her fiancé, Tony (Dylan Finnell), to her crazy family. She is extremely embarrassed by the fact that her family is unconventional and Tony’s is professional.

Barkley said, “Throughout the play, it shows the conflicts and resolutions of each relationship in both the Sycamore and Kirby families, and has a very happy, sweet ending.”

“I don’t want to give away anything, but things get pretty crazy towards the middle of the second act,” Finnell said.

Starring alongside Barkley and Finnell are:

  • Katherine Tena as Penelope “Penny” Sycamore
  • Andrew Williams as Martin “Grandpa” Vanderhof
  • Jameson Myers as Anthony W. Kirby
  • Anna Kelly as Essie Carmichael
  • Grace Skalniak as Kolenkhov
  • Hayden Patterson as Paul Sycamore
  • Tristan Shay as Ed Carmichael
  • Meredith Myers as Ms. De Pinna
  • Evan Manion as Donald
  • Alea Taylor as Rheba
  • Maggie Babiak as W.C. Henderson
  • Bella Stasik as Miriam Kirby
  • Isabella Zallo as The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina and Gay Wellington
  • Samira Rowe as G-Man 1 “The Man”
  • Izabella Townsend as G-Man 2 “Jim”
  • Madison Rudolph as G-Man 3 “Mac”

It’s both funny and sentimental! The play gives many good lessons, along with a few good laughs along the way.”

— Summer Barkley

When asked why people should come and see the play, Finnell said: “Everyone’s put so much work into making the show happen both in front of and behind the scenes, and their work shouldn’t go unappreciated. On top of that, the whole show is just a lot of fun that people will enjoy seeing.”

“It’s both funny and sentimental! The play gives many good lessons, along with a few good laughs along the way,” Barkley said.

See the play to support the cast and crew on all of their hard work! Tickets go on sale for $5 on Nov. 4. They can be purchased at the door or by calling 412-854-8514.

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