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Spring Play Wows Family Weekend Crowds

The EHS spring play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” had a great run of weekend shows, playing to three sold-out houses in the Breeden Blackbox Theater in the Ainslie Arts Center.
Cast and crew were greeted with uproarious laughter and welcoming, well-deserved applause as they took on the 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy centered around an eccentric family whose madcap routine is disrupted by the daughter’s engagement to a strait-laced Wall Street gentleman.

As the matriarch of the Sycamore family, Savanna Zumbado ’19 was a standout, bringing a crazed quirkiness to the role and production. Flynn Donnelly ’21 received huge laughter on every one of his entrances as the scene-stealing Boris Kolenkov, a Russian ballet teacher. Seniors Christian Hudspeth and Shaunjaney Bryan brought sincerity and truth to their roles as the two lovebirds, helplessly in love in spite of their families' differences. As Grandpa, Spencer Ashford ’20 became the heart of the show, acting as the voice of reason and supplying some subtle, understated comedy.

“With just a few weeks to put 'You Can’t Take It With You' up, everyone involved should be extremely pleased with their accomplishment,” said director Michael Windsor. “It was a show to remember, for sure!”

Senior Carson Arp served as assistant director. “Carson provided tremendous creative input and gave insightful notes to actors throughout the rehearsal process,” Windsor said.

CAST & CREW:

PENELOPE SYCAMORE
Savanna Zumbado
ESSIE
Molly Berry
RHEBA
Sol Ahn
PAUL SYCAMORE
Mark Berry
MR. DE PINNA
Shawn Mustafa
ED
Arman Singh
DONALD
Will Morris
GRANDPA
Spencer Ashford
ALICE
Shaunjaney Bryan
HENDERSON
Clay Sailor
TONY KIRBY
Christian Hudspeth
BORIS KOLENKHOV
Flynn Donnelly
GAY WELLINGTON
Violet Regan
MR. KIRBY
Jerry Chen
MRS. KIRBY
Bay Cohen
OFFICER // Asst. Stage Manager
Skyler Krancec
OFFICER // Asst. Stage Manager
Izzy Dulaney
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Carson Arp
TECH CREW
Annabelle Baird
Aamishq Dhir
Esther Hwang
Alex Koppenhaver
Jake Lee
Daman Yang
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