You Can't Take It with You (play)

You Can't Take It with You is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play premiered on Broadway in 1936, and played for 838 performances.

You Can't Take It with You
Written byGeorge S. Kaufman
Moss Hart
CharactersAlice Sycamore
Anthony Kirby
Boris Kolenkhov
Ed Carmichael
Essie Carmichael
G-Men (FBI Agents)
Gay Wellington
Martin Vanderhof
Miriam Kirby
Mr. De Pinna
Paul Sycamore
Penelope Sycamore
The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina
Tony Kirby
Wilbur C. Henderson
Date premieredDecember 14, 1936
Place premieredBooth Theatre
New York City
Original languageEnglish
SettingNew York City at the home of Martin Vanderhof, 1936

The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was adapted for the screen as You Can't Take It with You in 1938, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

The play is popular among theater programs of high school institutions, and has been one of the 10 most-produced school plays every year since amateur rights became available in 1939.[1]

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