Williamsburg Players show the best and worst of family in their production "You Can't Take It With You"

aheymann@vagazette.com

We’ve all attended at least one family dinner filled with drama, humor and chaos. Why not see someone else’s family go through the same thing in the Williamsburg Players’ production of “You Can’t Take It With You.”

Jessi DePette, Williamsburg Players spokeswoman, said the story is a little bit like Romeo and Juliet.

“It’s a crazy, wild family, and the one sane daughter decides to bring her boyfriend over for dinner with his parents,” DePette said.

The daughter’s family is made up of colorful characters, including a father who blows up fireworks in the basement and a grandfather who has a passion for raising snakes, according to DePette.

She said the cast’s ages range goes from high schoolers to retirees.

“I think the ensemble cast is really going to bring (the show) to life,” DePette said.

“Because the show is really about the family dynamic and how you can learn to get past your challenges as different personality types clash, having such a large range of cast members allows different perspectives come into the script and bring that comedic aspect to another level.”

DePette said people should come out to see the play because it is a classic comedy that’s fun for the whole family to watch.

“It’s got something for every age group,” DePette said. “If you have ever been annoyed by your crazy family you should come see this show.”

Want to go?

The play runs March 29-April 13, at the James-York Playhouse on 200 Hubbard Lane. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students and children. You can buy tickets online at williamsburgplayers.org, or by calling the box office at 229-0431.

Heymann can be reached by phone at 757-298-5828 or on Twitter at @HeymannAmelia.

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