Nov. 18-20, 2011

Bethany Christian Schools has announced its 2011-12 theater schedule, which will include the Pulitzer-prize winning classic You Can't Take It with You Nov. 18-20, 2011. This play relates the humorous encounter between a successful and proper business family, the Kirbys, and the crazy household of Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, who amuse with their energetic antics and inspire with their wholehearted pursuit of happiness. Writers George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart fill the stage with chaotic activity from beginning to end as this loveable family gets into scrapes and overcomes obstacles.

Critics have admired the witty one-liners, the visual theatricalism, and the balanced construction of the play’s three acts. Though You Can't Take It with You prompts immediate enjoyment rather than complex analysis, yet one can hear the wisdom of Christ in Grandpa’s story and admonishment of the Kirbys’ lifestyle.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students. To ensure a seat, reserve tickets ahead of time in the school office or call 574 534-2567. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance at 3 p.m.