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 by||George S. Kaufman|
G-Men (FBI Agents)
Mr. De Pinna
The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina
Wilbur C. Henderson
|Date premiered||December 14, 1936|
|Place premiered||Booth Theatre|
New York City
|Setting||New 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.