As the holiday season starts, we look forward to festive celebrations, spending time with friends and family and of course one of the Neuqua Theater program’s many plays. This season’s performance of “You Can’t Take It With You”, directed by Will Schaub, is heartwarmingly wholesome.
The show is romantic comedy about a quirky little family living in 1930s America. Sami Ackerman and Adam Miller, who play the female and male leads, Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby, give charming performances playing two lovers who come from extremely different families. Alice’s family, whom the play primarily follows, are a weird but joyus bunch. Kate Waldrom, Kush Soni and Chloe Kallberg each do a lovely job showcasing their character’s quirks while giving hilarious and heartfelt performances as members of the Sycamore family.
Another ardent performance is given by Ryan Adams who plays Martin “Grandpa” Vanderhof. Adams does a great job of not only adding another comedic layer to the show, but also providing meaningful, sincere moments the show wouldn’t be the same without.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed during the holiday season, but the whole cast does a great job reminding us of just what we need this time of year; to each appreciate our own quirky families.
Sami Ackerman playing Alice Sycamore and Adam Miller playing Tony Kirby sit in the kitchen sharing a romantic and heartwarming scene between two young lovers.
Photos and story by Sofia Mayhew