The Upper St. Clair High School Fine and Performing Arts Department presents its annual fall play, the comedy "You Can't Take It With You" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, to be performed for the general public over four dates in October and November.
The show will run on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29 and 30, and on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3. All shows except for the Sunday matinee (2 p.m.) will start at 7:30 p.m. Each show happens in an "in-the-round" setting at the Upper St. Clair Theater.
Directed by JR Hall and produced by Dr. Timothy Wagner, the show will feature Rachel VanRyzin as "Penny," Meredith McDonough as "Essie," Francesca Cappetta as "Rheba," Turner Queen as "Paul," Noah Manalo as "De Pinna," Ryan Bentley as "Ed," Mike Unghajer as "Donald," Ben Nadler as "Grandpa," Claire Stoller as "Alice," Evan Strain as "Kolenkhov," Morgan Cook as "Tony," Genny Tankosich as "Henderson," Abby Doohan as "Gay," Conner Welch as "Mr. Kirby," Sydney Turnwald as "Mrs. Kirby," Sriparna Sen as "Grand Duchess," Melissa Levine as "FBI Agent 1" and Macy Miller as "FBI Agent 2."
Also contributing to the show are Technical Directors Terry Williard and Michael Binkley and Costume Designers Wendy Sembrat and Karen Williams. Lindsay Buono, Madhu Mahesh, Deepika Narayanan and Deepikaa Sriram make up the student leadership team.
The basic theme of the three-act play is a focus on conformity versus individuality in the search for human happiness. The characters who live in the Sycamore house are unique, eccentric and full of life and are contrasted by the very conservative, confused, unhappy but well-to-do Kirbys.
Tickets will be available from any cast member or at-the-door for "festival seating" (general admission). The cost per ticket is $7 per adult, $5 per student and $1 per non-Upper-St.-Clair-Township-residing senior citizen. Any Upper St. Clair senior citizen with a gold or silver card or valid ID receives two free admissions.
The Upper St. Clair High box office will open one hour prior to each performance.
You can call the Music Activity Hotline at 412-851-2060 after Oct. 24 for more information.