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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:23 PM


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VAN WERT — Lincolnview’s latest annual drama presentation will have a different venue. The school’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You” will be presented on the stage at Van Wert Civic Theatre.

Second-year director Crystal Cully is thankful for the unique opportunity.

“We are very blessed. We’re limited on our resources because of our size; see we were brainstorming a way to help the kids,” she pointed out. “Also, the Civic Theatre in town is really a gem, so it really seemed like a really good dual partnership to get more eyes in here and get them involved. When they graduate, they can still be active in community theatre and it gives them the experience in real theater with a stage, make-up room, props and all that fun stuff.”

The cast and crew are currently in rehearsal for the show which plays April 11-13. Finishing touches on the set are

Cully reported, “I think with any high school show it’s pretty chaotic, but that’s the fun of it, I think. It’s crazy at times, but that’s what makes it fun and interesting. Last year we did a murder mystery, so we were hoping to do to something well-known and funny.”

Along with the student cast headed by Zoey Lippi, Tyler Stewart, and Mikinzie Dull, Off Stage Productions’ Dan Bulau appears as Grandpa. According to Cully, this show is about twice the size of last year’s murder mystery, “Rehearsal For Murder”

“This show is about twice the size, so it’s been twice the process!” she exclaimed.

“You Can’t Take It With You” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937 and has been an audience favorite for years.

“It’s set during the Depression, so it really makes you think about what’s important,”Cully said. “This family is really quirky and strange From the outside they are looked at as really peculiar. They get matched up with a businessman and that kind of causes them to think about their whole lifestyle and his lifestyle; are you after money and success and all that or you can be with your family and do what you are passionate about. It’ll make you think, but it’ll make you laugh too.”


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