You Can't Take It With You
Kaufman and Hart's wildly whacky Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You opened in 1936. It was an immediate success. The country was recovering from the Depression and everyone needed a good laugh and a story about happy people.
The warm, goofy and eccentric family (and extended family) lives for and enjoys the moment. Everyone does what he or she wants, and is cheered on by the others in the household. Every time the doorbell rings it is an exciting event, because who knows--a new person might just stay (or at least come for dinner every night.)
They lived through the Depression, but hardly noticed it because they have always had enough corn flakes to eat for dinner and to share with anyone who happens to drop in.
What a joy to direct a play about a more than functional family. And besides, who really wants to pay taxes and work at a job one really hates?
Connie Boyd, Director: Connie has been directing plays for 30 years. In the 6th grade, she was in a school play in which she had only one line. She forgot the only line and gave up theatre until 8th grade. She has studied at U.C.L.A. special programs and American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. A graduate of San Francisco State University she started theatre seriously in traveling companies. Then she taught theatre at several schools in San Francisco and Escondido. Her specialties are teaching acting, directing, costuming, voice and dialect for the stage, stage fighting (no weapons). She has won several awards for directing and costume design. At Patio Playhouse she has directed several plays. Her favorites are The Crucible,The Children's Hour, A Doll's House, Charlie's Aunt and Blythe Spirit. She is very honored to direct this wonderful play with such a super cast and crew.