James Earl Jones

Imperfect comedy at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Imperfect comedy at Laurel Mill Playhouse

One of the most irrepressible families in theater — the zany Vanderhof–Sycamore clan of the 1936 classic “You Can’t Take It With You” — makes yet another comebackat the Laurel Mill Playhouse.

The screwball comedy written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, premiered at the Booth Theater in Manhattan in 1936 and won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama the same year novelist Margaret Mitchell snagged her Pulitzer for “Gone With the Wind.”

In 1938, Robert Riskin adapted the play script to the Oscar-winning film of the same name starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, and Jimmy Stewart.

“You Can’t Take It With You” appeared onstage at Laurel Mill Playhouse in 2008 and again in...

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