'Oh, the world’s not so crazy.It’s the people in it. Life’s pretty simple if you just relax.’
The Vanderhofs live on the edge of town and they’re quite eccentric. Grandpa collects snakes and has never paid taxes. Mother is writing her seventh play because she found a typewriter. Father is building fireworks in the basement with that nice Mr DePinna, who came to drop off some ice years ago and never left. The grandkids divide their time between ballet lessons with a mad Russian and xylophone playing. And then there’s Alice. She works in the city and is engaged to Tony Kirby, the son of the wealthiest and most conservative family in the country. She’s decided it’s time that the two families meet. So she’s invited them around for dinner, but there is only so much rampant individualism that Mr Kirby can take.
Delighting audiences since it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1936, the story of two contrasting families overlays the timeless theme of finding happiness in what you do every day and living life to the full.
Wednesday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 6.30pm
£11 and concessions £6.50
The Watermill Young Company is generously supported by The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation
Directed by Seamus Allen
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited