Conservatory Theatre Ensemble Presents: Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Mill Valley- This Pulitzer Prize winning comedy is brilliantly directed by Molly Noble and runs at Conservatory Theatre Ensemble from December 4th to December 8th.Does the Journey or the Destination Matter?
The play takes place entirely in the house of the Vanderhof-Sycamore-Carmichael family. The play follows an unusual band of characters that pass through the house, including members of the aforementioned family and many of their friends. The unorganized and eccentric lives of these characters are interwoven throughout the play as every one of them sets after their unachievable goals.
Can’t Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Molly Noble to Direct
About the Playwright:
“George S. Kaufman was the most successful playwright in the American theater during Broadway’s golden years between the two World Wars. His particular brand of sharp comedy and satire produced forty-five Broadway plays, the majority of which were successes; all but one of which were written in collaboration with other authors. He was also a talented and precise director of his own work and several other popular plays and musicals. Kaufman worked with most of the major theatrical talents of his era and was the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for drama, including the first Pulitzer ever awarded to a musical.” -George S. Kaufman.com
“Moss Hart was introduced to the power of storytelling and theater at an early age by his grandfather, Barney, and his mother's sister, Aunt Kate. Moss Hart became a celebrated and commercially successful playwright, collaborating with fellow writer George S. Kaufman on works like Once in a Lifetime and the Pulitzer Prize-winning You Can't Take It With You. Hart worked with other theatrical luminaries as well, including Ira Gershwin and Jerome Robbins, and was known for writing the books for such musicals as Irving Berlin's Face the Music (1932) and Cole Porter's Jubilee (1935). Hart was also a stage director and film screenwriter, having penned Judy Garland's A Star Is Born.” - Moss Hart Biography.com