by Lindsey Armstrong '19
September 7th was one of the days that every theatre enthusiast dreads... Audition day. The day when all of your hard work goes into action. We may not know what roles we will be given, or what is swirling inside the director's brain as they sit, writing notes, which hold the fate of which roles we will receive. No matter how good and no matter how impressive your audition might be, the brain of an actor is always critiquing their own audition. None of us expected to get the roles we did. Some
people auditioned for supporting roles and got leads and some people auditioned for leads and got supporting roles or got cut.
This year’s fall play audition, nothing went as planned. No one got the roles they auditioned for, but no one was disappointed with what they got. When the crowd of people approached the cast list there was a wide range of emotions. One at a loss of words after seeing they got a role, another already calling her mother because she got the lead, and another, slowly backing away from the list, wishing they never looked.
Once again, our wonderful directors did it again. They created a list that would display an amazing show once again. You Can't Take it With You, a comedy show out two very different families, The Sycamore family and the Kirby’s. Miss Alice Sycamore works for the Kirby family at a company called Kirby, and Tony, the young attractive son of the Kirby’s, falls in love with Alice Sycamore while she is working for them. Alice's family has some uncommon hobbies which do not impress the Kirby’s. A perfectly planned dinner becomes a disaster when Tony brings his family to the Sycamore house a night early.
Find out what happens when high society meets high eccentricity in our production in You Can't Take it With You.