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Next Main-Series Production Begins January 27

Next Main-Series Production Begins January 27

The cast and production staff for our next main-series production, You Can’t Take It With You, have been announced. This whimsical Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play was the first show ever presented by Temple Civic Theatre in 1966. Performance dates are January 27-29 and February 2-5. Tickets are available online.

Cast members include Carrie Ling, Penelope “Penny” Sycamore; Sarah Wiseman, Essie Carmichael; Miranda Kuhns, Rheba; Michael White, Paul Sycamore; Jeffery Hensel, Mr. De Pinna; Trey Shonkweiler, Ed Carmichael; Matthew Stanley, Donald; Jonathan Spear, Martin Vanderhof; Alexzandria Siprian, Alice Sycamore; Sam Wilds, Wilbur C. Henderson; Herbert Clardy, Tony Kirby; Darren Walker, Boris Kolenkhov; Rebecca Johnson, Gay Wellington; Chris Wohleb, Anthony Kirby; Sandy Dlugas, Miriam Kirby; and Leanne Bledsoe, Olga Katrina.

The Government Agents are portrayed by Brittany Holmen, Missy Kline, and Jenn Martin.

Production staff includes Rob Wilds, director; Carissa Breeding, stage manager; Dustin Ozment, technical director; Sue Morrisey, costumes; Tanya McMillan, hair & make up.

The show’s director is Rob Wilds, who has a master’s and bachelor’s degree in communications. At TCT, Rob previously directed The Exact Center of the Universe and That Championship Season. Rob lives in Tennessee where he serves as host and producer of the “Tennessee Crossroads” television series on PBS stations across the state. He has appeared in over 50 drama, comedy and musical stage productions, including TCT’s 1970 production of Camelot.

Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Alexzandria Siprian) falls for a rich businessman’s son Tony Kirby (Herbert Clardy). She invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage. The Kirbys are a wealthy, stuffy family of great self-importance, while the Sycamores are a collection of good-hearted lunatics where everyone does just what he or she pleases. When the two families come together, lifestyle and philosophy collide head-on with great fun.

The movie version of the play was directed by Frank Capra and included Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore and Ann Miller.

Below is an article by Melany Cox that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on January 26, 2017. Photo by Gary Hansen.

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