Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) May 17, 2013 -- HOOLIGAN Theatre Company is proud to present the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, You Can't Take it With You, which will be performed for one weekend only in The Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Hall. The fourth show of HOOLIGAN's eighth season will run from May 31st to June 2nd.
You Can't Take it With You debuted in 1936, and the Booth Theater in New York with a total of 837 performances. The play went on to captivate audiences and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. After the much-anticipated revivals on Broadway in 1983 and at the Royal Exchange Theatre in 2011, the play became a staple of classic theater nostalgia. The play continued off the stage and had overwhelming popularity as a motion picture, a film adaptation, and even a short television series.
The story immediately delves into the busy, and sometimes eccentric, lives of the Sycamores and the Kirbys. The three-act comedy tells of an intended paring of the two families to unite Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby. Trouble quickly ensues when Alice's eccentric family is forced into an unexpected meeting with Tony's more conventional parents. Despite their best efforts to bring the two sides together, the Kirbys are not entirely receptive to the idea of the union, and the struggle for happiness versus money pulls at the foundations of the loving Sycamore family.
HOOLIGAN Theatre Company is a student-run, non-profit organization that provides professional theatre experiences for college students of all majors in order to enrich the theatre community. Past sold-out performances include Spring Awakening, Titanic: The Musical, and The Drowsy Chaperone. In addition, HOOLIGAN operates an ArtsE department, through which UCLA students teach theater in local middle and high schools. Since 2006, HOOLIGAN has strived to raise artistic awareness and generate a larger thespian art community in the Greater Los Angeles area.
You Can't Take it With You will run from May 31st to June 2nd at Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA. Tickets are available through the UCLA Central Ticket Office at (310) 825-2101 or online at Ticketmaster. General admission is $20, groups of 6 or more are $15 each, non-UCLA students with ID are $13, and UCLA students enter free.