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Playhouse ends season with comedy riot
Rating: 2.93 / 5 (14 votes)  
Posted: 2013 May 10 - 06:18

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Daytona Playhouse ends the 2012-13 season with the Pulitzer prize winning comedy, "You Can't Take it With You," directed by Bruce Heighley, opening Friday, May 10, at 100 Jessamine Blvd.

It is the late 1930s and Alice Sycamore (Christiana Luciano) worries her rather wacky family will not meet the standards of her fiancÚ's family -- the dour and straight-laced Kirbys played by Jerry Doty and Anji Brazell.

Tony Kirby (Nick Harshman) invites his parents to the Sycamores a night too early and chaos ensues. Mom Penelope (Abby Wallace) writes racy plays, big sister Essie (Samantha Cooper) pirouettes to her husband Ed's (Alec Luby) expert accompaniment on his xylophone, her father Paul (Robert Siegel) and his friend Mr. De Pinna (Henry Orlowski) try out the latest fireworks in the basement. Rheba, the maid, and her boyfriend Donald (Tiffany Johnson, Elliot Hooper) deftly set out cornflakes and tomatoes for dinner ... all at the same time in the same room. Grandpa Vanderhof (J. Walker Fischer) presides joyfully over the whole brood and his snake aquarium.

At any given moment, the door could open to an eclectic assortment of guests: volatile Russian dance teacher Boris Kolenkhov (Peter Gutierrez) or Her Highness Olga (Madeleine Borth) who works as a local waitress, tipsy actress Gay Wellington (Gretchen Wynegar) or a government man (Jim Borth). It is a riotous night of swinging doors and fireworks popping.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 55 and older and $5 for 18 and younger. The play runs through May 19.

For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or visit DaytonaPlayhouse.org.




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