Directed by Felicia Meyer
October 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 7:30 pm
October 20, 3:00pm matinee
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Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, led by Grandpa Vanderhof, falls in love with Tony Kirby. His wealthy banker father, Anthony P. Kirby, and his snobbish mother, strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things do not turn out the way Alice had hoped. The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936, and played for 837 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The film version received two Academy Awards from seven nominations: Best Picture and Best Director for Frank Capra. This was Capra's third Oscar for Best Director in just five years, following It Happened One Night in 1934 and
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town in 1936. It was also the highest-grossing picture of the year.