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View From the Mount-Arts

Earlier this month, the theatre arts students of Mount St. Dominic Academy presented the fall drama, “You Can’t Take It with You.” The Pulitzer-prize winning comedic play, written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, sees good-natured stenographer Alice Sycamore (played by Isabella Castillo ’22), fall in love with her powerful boss Tony Kirby (played by Ryan Toomey, Cedar Grove HS ‘20).  Commotion ensues when their drastically different families meet, and lifestyles and classes collide and clash. Students performed to packed houses on November 15th and 16th.

In an interview with Ava Rakowski ‘20 editor in chief of The Argosy (who played the character of Essie Carmichael), Catherine Backfisch ’21 said of her role as Penelope Sycamore; “It’s such a fun environment where we can all be ourselves and put on an amazing show!”

“You Can’t Take It with You” officially kicked off the 10th Anniversary season of performances in the Doris M. Byrne Performing Arts Center at the Mount. The PAC is an extraordinary space where students express themselves through the performing arts to the delight of their peers, families and community members. Take a few minutes to scroll through the gallery of photos which highlight the performances.