A ‘Playful’ Commentary

The Brooksfield High School’s production of “You Can’t Take it With You‘ by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman  was a smashing success as Brooksfield’s Drama Darling, Miss Allison Gosner,  as the devilishly amusing Penelope Sycamore, brought the play to a delightful close.  The ensemble cast, led by Miss Lilly Meyers as the lovely Alice, and Mr. Kyle Bronse as the charmingTony Kirby, delighted and amused the audience with heart felt acting.  Mr. Atlas Kristoph played an excellent Paul Sycamore, slightly absentminded but loving at heart.   Mr.  Devon Bryce was a charming Martin Vanderhoff aka “Grandpa”, and Miss Dora Bingley’s “Essie” was ditzy at it’s best.

With some very cleverly added lines not in the script, the audience was left gasping for breath as laughter reached the roofs of the Avery Theater at the Sunday matinée’s  final performance.  Humor, heart, and happiness were at this charming play’s core.  The estimable Mrs. Georgia Freeman has done it again, directing a marvelous play that has left the town delighting in the stage.  Last year, the drama cast executed a marvelous rendition of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace‘.   One hopes that next year’s play leaves everyone hoping for more as this one has done.

 

Last week my sister and I went to see this production at our local theater.  Just the other night we watched the film version.  I have to say, that while I enjoyed the film, the play was much more hilarious and fun.  The sneaky ad-libbed lines were creative and surprising, along with other characters and the premise of the story.  The drama teacher created a wonderful script for her class.  I posted this little commentary on the lead actress’ facebook page, as I know her fairly well.  I guess it can be called ‘flash fiction’ but not really. It’s just me having fun.

Signing off

~Kate

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3 thoughts on “A ‘Playful’ Commentary

  1. This is WONDERFUL Katie, I loved your review and synopsis (as well ad your actors’ named ;]). Thanks for sharing it with those of us who wished we could have been there.

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