PHS presents

Poteau High School has announced its upcoming productionof the Kaufman and Hart classic "You Can’t Take It WithYou" under the direction of new English, Speech, and Dramainstructor Lauren Peck.Peck, a native of Poteau, says she is pleased to return homeand to work with the youth of the Poteau community.“I’ve always wanted to make my way back here,” saidPeck. For the past seven years, Peck attended college andtaught in western Kansas. “It feels wonderful to be back withpeople who know me and sharing what I love with students.”"You Can’t Take It With You" is the story of the family ofMartin Vanderhoff, a man who 30 years prior to the events ofthe story, quit business and has been collecting snakes orgoing to commencements ever since. In his home are hisdaughter, Penny, her husband Paul Sycamore, their oldestdaughter Essie and her husband Ed Carmichael, their youngestdaughter Alice, and a slew of friends that come to visit andnever seem to leave. Each of these characters stronglybelieves in doing what you want to do, which is why some ofthem paint, write plays, build fireworks in the basement, playxylophone, or take up dancing, just to name a few. Thoughlovable, their ideas of creative expression make each characterseem odd to the outside world.Alice has fallen in love with the vice president of Kirbyand Company, Tony Kirby. Alice is sure that she loves Tony,but doesn’t see how her family will ever get along with hiswealthy and well-bred family. Tony insists that she is worryingabout nothing. Everything is going smoothly until Tonyaccidentally brings his parents over for dinner a night early.The Kirby’s find the sycamore family in rare form, settingtensions high. Chaos ensues when a few government agentscome to investigate some interesting printing matter that Edhas been sending around town. After a night in jail, willTony’s parents ever allow him to marry Alice?The curtains will rise on Friday, November 18 and runthrough November 20. Friday and Saturday performanceswill begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee will begin at2 p.m. Tickets for adults are priced at $5, $3 for students andseniors, and $2 for faculty, staff, and students of PoteauSchools. Tickets to the production can be purchased at thedoor before each performance. For advance tickets, pleaseemail Lauren Peck at