SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University theatre arts will present “You Can’t Take it With You,” directed by Gonzaga alumni Greg Pschirrer (’01) and Mary Davies (’11). The play premieres at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 23 in the Magnuson Theatre where it will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 24, 29, 30, and March 31, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 1.
Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $10 for students, are for sale via the Magnuson Theatre Box Office, located at the east end of College Hall on the main floor. The Box Office is open 3-5:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and can be reached at (509) 313-6553. Tickets may be purchased online; cash and credit or debit card only. Reservations are recommended; all sales are final.
The lively three-act comedy, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, depicts the relationship of a man from a family of wealthy snobs who becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. The play opened in New York City in 1936 to instant popular acclaim and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the following year. The play was made into a movie by Columbia Pictures and won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1938.
Pschirrer (pronounced PUSH-HERE) earned degrees in history and education from Gonzaga and a master’s in theatre production form Central Washington University. He is currently drama director at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, where he has led Broadway award-winning productions including “Hairspray,” “Seussical,” “Chicago,” and “Guys and Dolls.” As a performer, he has appeared in numerous productions, including: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Forever Plaid,” “Cats,” “West Side Story,” and “Seussical.”
Davies participated in three dance concerts and various main-stage shows as a Gonzaga student, including, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Romeo and Juliet.” After graduating from Gonzaga, she moved to Seattle to start an internship at Seattle Children’s Theater where she assisted various drama classes and was assistant director/choreographer for the children’s summer production of Disney’s “Mulan.”
For more information please contact Summer Berry, marketing coordinator of the theatre and dance program, at (509)-313-3606 or via e-mail.