2019 Winter Play at Olivet: Thought-Provoking and Heart-Warming

Olivet’s Department of Theatre presents “You Can’t Take It with You” Dec. 7-10, 2019 

Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, “You Can’t Take It with You” follows Alice Sycamore as she falls in love with Tony Kirby. When the families meet each other, the young couple quickly realize that their family dynamics couldn’t be more different. The play continually begs the question “Where do your priorities lie”? The heartwarming show is bound to make audiences laugh, cry and everything in-between.

“You Can’t Take It with You” will be performed on the stage of Kresge Auditorium at Olivet Nazarene University. Show times are Saturday, December 7, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, December 8, at 2 p.m.; Monday, December 9, at 7 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior adults over the age of 65. Tickets are available online at olivet.edu/tickets

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This production features 19 talented student actors and is directed by Olivet seniors Abriella Caravette and Emily Curtis. Abriella is a multimedia communications major with a concentration in film studies and a minor in theatre, and Emily is a history major with a minor in theatre.

“Sometimes we, as humans, get caught up in what has to be done and forget about the everyday moments with the people around us that are so special,” Abriella says. “This show reminds us to take a moment to live in the moment, rather than focusing on the material things because in the end, you can’t take it with you.”

Cast list:
Grandpa – Landon Jones, junior political science major with minors in theatre and legal studies
Alice Sycamore –  Mollie Peery, freshman multimedia communications major with a film concentration and a minor in musical theatre
Tony Kirby – T.J. Benedict, sophomore chemical engineering major
Penelope Sycamore – Ashley Kamholz, senior Christian education major with a minor in music
Paul Sycamore – Andrew McBurnie, junior multimedia communication and public relations major
Ed Carmichael – Josh Bumgardner, senior communication studies major with a theatre concentration
Essie Carmichael – Lizzie Shearer, sophomore English major with a minor in musical theatre
Rheba – Neiry Alvarado, junior pastoral ministry and public relations major and a minor in theatre
Donald – Jamin Gordon, sophomore biology major with a minor in Spanish
Mr. Depinna – Lucas White, junior multidmedia communication major with a conentraion in film studies
Kolenkhov – Carter Weitzel, sophomore music and psychology double major
Henderson – Stephen Hubbard, senior multimedia communications major
Gay Wellington – McKenna Christian, senior communication studies major with a concentration in theatre
Mr. Kirby – Noah Campell-White, junior music performance major with minors in theatre and creative writing
Mrs. Kirby – Marcella Axelrad, senior art major with a concentration in photography
Olga – Victoria Volante, senior communication studies major with a concentration in theatre and a minor in music
Lead G Man – Aaron Newsome, senior multimedia communications major with a minor in leadership
Man 2 – Matt Ellis, senior multimedia communications major with a concentration in film studies
Man 3 – Bryar Homan, freshman music education major

For more information, contact Mary Trimby at (815) 928-5543 or mjtrimby@olivet.edu. 

To learn more about Olivet's theatre and music programs, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.

Published 11/19/2019
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