Sunday, April 24, 2005

Get Me Re-Write

I saw the 1936 George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play, "You Can't Take It With You" tonight at the Brentwood Theater.

This year would be Hart's 100th birthday and the United States Postal Service has released a stamp in his honor. His son, Christopher Hart, directed the show I saw. Moss Hart married Kitty Carlisle when she was a young starlet.

Sadly, the play is very dated. It's about an eccentric family that lives life exactly as they see fit. Unfortunately, what may have seemed outrageous 70 years ago pales in comparison to our Reality TV society.

It had the feel of a Marx Brothers movie on Doggy Downers.

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