SHERBURNE – The Sherburne Earlville Drama Club is learning to “stop and smell the flowers” as they take on the classic comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the S-E High School Auditorium. This Pulitzer Prize winning play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman from the 1930’s also became an academy award-winning movie directed by Frank Capra, starring Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore and Jean Arthur.
This superbly crafted and well-written “screwball comedy” has wonderfully endearing characters as the Sycamore family comes under the scrutiny of the Kirby’s when Tony Kirby, Jr. wants to wed Alice Sycamore. The show involves over 20 students including actors: Justine Cameron, Chris Dushko, Jeff Taylor, Brenda Hoefler, Justin Utegg, Eric Robertson, Adrian Enscoe, Tyler Rundell, Bekah Riley, Eric Muth, Ellen Fagan, Joe Mettler, Mark Wessing, Stephanie Joyce, Katherine Wansor, Brittany Clark, Amanda Cruz, Laura Ward and Heather Little. Also participating are student Stage Manager Shayna Andrews; stage crew Alison Bensley and Kyle Andrews; Jake von Mechow is running Sound, while Jeremy Loveland lights the stage. Director Colleen Law-Tefft is assisted by Ann Campbell and student director Rachel Walters.