PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble will live life to its eccentric fullest this fall, performing the popular madcap comedy "You Can't Take It With You" on the Miss Hall's campus at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12.
This MHS production stars senior Jayme McGuigan of Pittsfield as Martin Vanderhof/Grandpa; junior Jasmine Briggs as Alice; and sophomore Emily Carmel of Pittsfield and junior Trudy Fadding of Glendale as Alice's parents, Penelope and Paul Sycamore. Guest actor Matthew Gallagher of Pittsfield plays Tony Kirby, while senior Gabby Hinkley of Dalton and senior Miriam Myers of Monterey play Tony's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby.
The show features first-year student Hannah Holt as Alice's sister, Essie; junior Rose Battista as Essie's husband, Ed Carmichel; junior Ainsley Schuth as Essie's eccentric ballet teacher; and junior Ivy Wang as Paul Sycamore's assistant, Mr. De Pinna. Additional performers include junior Sam Elliott of Pittsfield as a "J-man" and Wilbur Henderson, the IRS investigator; senior Judy Li as Rheba, the maid; sophomore Erica Morales-Armstrong as Donald, Rheba's boyfriend; senior Michela Laurin of Pittsfield as actress Gay Wellington; senior Alicia Bravo as the Grand Duchess Olga Katrina; and juniors Z Hypolite and Ingrid O'Dell as J-men.
The production's technical crew includes senior Olivia Kinne of Pittsfield and junior Ingrid O'Dell as stage managers; sophomore Lomesia Allen, junior Faia Kronick of Pittsfield and sophomore Soleil Laurin of Pittsfield as costume assistants; and sophomore Mere Hall of Adams as prop assistant. The show is directed by Jennifer Jordan, director of theater and dance at Miss Hall's School.
Performances will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus on Holmes Road. General admission is $10, and reservations are recommended. Senior citizen and handicapped-accessible seating is available. Visit the website for tickets or call 413-443-6401.
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