Auditions Announced for YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Village Players

vp_logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas announces open auditions for YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman.

  • Sunday, Oct. 17, 2 pm
  • Monday, Oct. 18, 7 pm.

Directed by Greg Hatfield
Produced by Angela Klocke Forbes and Peggy Kenney

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy is returning to Village Players! The Vanderhof household, headed by Martin Vanderhof, and filled with family and friends, is a busy one. Everyone is coming and going and doing what they please. But when Martin’s granddaughter becomes engaged to her successful boss’s son, and his parents have to meet the Vanderhof family, let’s just say they might not share the same ideals.

Village Players
8 North Ft. Thomas Avenue
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075


  • Resume and head shot appreciated, but not required.
  • Cold readings from the script.
  • Be prepared to list all conflicts between Jan. 9 and March 5.
  • Masks will be required to enter the building and must be worn in waiting areas until called. Masks may be removed during the actual audition process, which will take place in another room.

Rehearsals will begin the week of January 9.
Performances are February 25-27 and March 3-5.


  • Penny Sycamore: 40s-50s. The daughter of Martin Vanderhof, mother of Essie and Alice, and wife of Paul. She wants to do it all: playwright, painter, sculptor, but can’t seem to focus on just one thing.
  • Essie: late 20’s – early 30s. Daughter of Penny and Paul, granddaughter of Martin. She wants to be a dancer, but she’s not very good inspite of taking lessons from Boris Kolenkhov.
  • Rheba: 30s. The household maid. She understands the family.
  • Paul Sycamore: late 40s-mid 50s. He loves to make fireworks and gets excited about them. He has a quiet charm among the other characters.
  • Mr. De Pinna: 40s-50s. He was delivering ice to the home and just decided to stay. He fits right in.
  • Ed: late 20s-early 30s. Essie’s husband who love his printing press and the xylophone.
  • Donald: 30s. Rheba’s boyfriend whose makes himself right at home at the Vanderhofs.
  • Martin (Grandpa) Vanderhof: 60+. The patriarch. He’s very kind and tolerant of anything anybody wants to try to do. He’s very unassuming and his attitude and manner are that of a wise man.
  • Alice: early 20s. Penny and Paul’s daughter who works outside the house and knows the real world.
  • Tony Kirby: mid 20s-early 30s. Personable young man, who is in love with Alice. The boss’s son, he nevertheless has a need for something more and sees something in the way the Vanderhofs live their lives.
  • Boris Kolenkhov: late 40s-mid 50s. A Russian dance teacher, who is big and demonstrative.
  • Mr. Kirby: 50s. Tony’s father, a successful businessman who wants his son to take over the business. He is very disapproving of Tony’s engagement and the Vanderhofs in particular. The Kirbys represent the high society folks of the time.
  • Mrs. Kirby: 50s. Tony’s mother who shares her husband’s views, maybe even more so. What we would call the stuffy matron part.
  • Gay Wellington: 40s. Once a big star, alcohol has made her age well beyond her years.
  • Olga: 40s. Former Russian Countess now working in a restaurant following the Revolution. Big and brassy.
  • Henderson: 30s-40s: IRS man, trying to get to the bottom of Martin’s tax problems. (May be doubled as one of the G-Men.)
  • 3 G-“Men” (FBI agents): Any age/gender. Three G-men burst in, getting the terrorists and bomb-makers that are the Vanderhofs.

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