Theater Program Begins 2013-2014 Season with Classic Comedy

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Pictured (left to right) are Cooper Gorelick, Daniel Whalen, Kristina Martorano, Megan Farley, Alexis Sutch, Michael Hess, and Joseph Ciurlino

The Rutgers–Camden Theater Program opens the curtains on the 2013-2014 season with a production of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s classic comedy, You Can’t Take It with You.

Performances will run from Wednesday, Nov. 13, through Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter K. Gordon Theater on the Rutgers–Camden campus. There will also be a special high school matinee performance on Friday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m., and a matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.

The winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, You Can’t Take It with You tells the story of the wayward Sycamore family. In their eccentric household, everyone lives a carefree, happy life. All is well, until the family attempts to act “normal” for the sake of their beloved Alice. When Alice’s fiancé, Tony Kirby, brings his stuffy, “normal” parents to dinner on the wrong night, chaos ensues, and many previously unspoken things are illuminated. This hilarious romp takes audiences on a wild, wacky ride well away from what is expected.

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Pictured (left to right) are Cooper Gorelick, Sean Quinn, Daniel Whalen, Kristina Martorano, Michael Hess, and Alexis Sutch

“This is more than an enduring classic; it is essential viewing!” says director Paul Bernstein, an associate professor of theater at Rutgers–Camden. “Seventy-five years since its debut on Broadway, You Can’t Take It with You still causes us to question the capitalistic burdens that govern our bland and restricted lifestyles.”

Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens, faculty, staff, and alumni; and $7 for non-Rutgers students with a valid ID. Rutgers–Camden students may obtain two tickets free of charge at the Impact Booth in the Campus Center with their Rutgers University ID.

For more information, visit rutgerscamdentheater.com. To arrange tickets for the high school matinee, please contact Jake Hufner at (856) 225-2870 or jhufner@camden.rutgers.edu, or Maria Buckley at (856) 225-6176 or maria.buckley@camden.rutgers.edu.

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