You Can’t Take It With You

Soulpepper has been demonstrating a talent for old shows that could be tired and creaky, but that in their hands are sprightly and fun.
A friend summed it up when she said she was looking forward to a play where no one died, abused drugs and where she could relax and look forward to a laugh.
Eric Peterson is great as Grandpa, the example of work life balance and proponent of small government.
You have to sympathize with Alice ( Krystin Pelleri) when she worries about how her flaky family will get along with her fiances stuffy parents. Haven’t we all wondered the same thing, even if only on a smaller scale? And Alice really does have a wacky family, beautifully played by Nancy Palk as her mother, Patricia Fagan as her ballet dancing sister, Essie; Mike Ross as he brother in law, Ed. Don’t forget Diego Matmoros as the dancing teacher.
the other family is equally odd, with Brenda Robbins as Tony’s (Gregory Prest) mother taking the cake.
It was silly, but it was fun.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to You Can’t Take It With You

  1. Keith says:

    I agree – silly but fun.Not trying to say anything much that's important but a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.Despite the lightness of the play, the caste treated it with the same professionalism as they do Ibsen (but there were more laughs).

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