You Can't Take It With You

Village Players of Fort Thomas announces open auditions for You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman:


Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2:00 pm

Monday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 pm

Directed by Greg Hatfield

Produced by Angela Klocke Forbes and Peggy Kenney


The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy is returning to Village Players! The Vanderhof household, headed by Martin Vanderhof, and filled with family and friends, is a busy one. Everyone is coming and going and doing what they please. But when Martin's granddaughter becomes engaged to her successful boss's son, and his parents have to meet the Vanderhof family, let's just say they might not share the same ideals.



Village Players of Fort Thomas

8 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075



  • Resume and head shot appreciated, but not required.

  • Cold readings from the script.

  • Be prepared to list all conflicts between January 9 and March 5. 

  • Masks will be required to enter the building and must be worn in waiting areas until called. Masks may be removed during the actual audition process, which will take place in another room.


Rehearsals will begin the week of January 9. Performances are February 25-27 and March 3-5.



  • Penny Sycamore: 40s-50s. The daughter of Martin Vanderhof, mother of Essie and Alice, and wife of Paul. She wants to do it all: playwright, painter, sculptor, but can't seem to focus on just one thing.

  • Essie: late 20's - early 30s. Daughter of Penny and Paul, granddaughter of Martin. She wants to be a dancer, but she's not very good inspite of taking lessons from Boris Kolenkhov.

  • Rheba: 30s. The household maid. She understands the family.

  • Paul Sycamore: late 40s-mid 50s. He loves to make fireworks and gets excited about them. He has a quiet charm among the other characters.

  • Mr. De Pinna: 40s-50s. He was delivering ice to the home and just decided to stay. He fits right in.

  • Ed: late 20s-early 30s. Essie's husband who love his printing press and the xylophone.

  • Donald: 30s. Rheba's boyfriend whose makes himself right at home at the Vanderhofs.

  • Martin (Grandpa) Vanderhof: 60+. The patriarch. He's very kind and tolerant of anything anybody wants to try to do. He's very unassuming and his attitude and manner are that of a wise man.

  • Alice: early 20s. Penny and Paul's daughter who works outside the house and knows the real world.

  • Tony Kirby: mid 20s-early 30s. Personable young man, who is in love with Alice. The boss's son, he nevertheless has a need for something more and sees something in the way the Vanderhofs live their lives.

  • Boris Kolenkhov: late 40s-mid 50s. A Russian dance teacher, who is big and demonstrative.

  • Mr. Kirby: 50s. Tony's father, a successful businessman who wants his son to take over the business. He is very disapproving of Tony's engagement and the Vanderhofs in particular. The Kirbys represent the high society folks of the time.

  • Mrs. Kirby: 50s. Tony's mother who shares her husband's views, maybe even more so. What we would call the stuffy matron part.

  • Gay Wellington: 40s. Once a big star, alcohol has made her age well beyond her years.

  • Olga: 40s. Former Russian Countess now working in a restaurant following the Revolution. Big and brassy.

  • Henderson: 30s-40s: IRS man, trying to get to the bottom of Martin's tax problems. (May be doubled as one of the G-Men.)

  • 3 G-“Men” (FBI agents): Any age/gender. Three G-men burst in, getting the terrorists and bomb-makers that are the Vanderhofs.

Please email if you have any questions.



Village Players is excited to announce auditions for Sylvia directed by Steven Ducker!


Friday, October 22nd at 7:00pm

Saturday October 23rd at 12:00pm noon



Village Players of Fort Thomas

8 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075


Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Masks are required during the audition process. Resumes required, headshots preferred. Performance dates are April 29-May 7.

Video auditions of a short comedic/dramatic monologue that shows strong, bold, interesting choices will also be accepted. Send video auditions to Please email director Steven Ducker with further questions at See you then!


Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or which has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.


Sylvia (Female, 20s) – A stray dog found by Greg; she is lively and expressive, attractive; though she does not move on hands and knees for most of the play she will at times and, the role requires a degree of physicality and an ability to be uninhibited; actress should be convincing as a cute, bouncy female “labradoodle” . Strong comedic timing is essential.

Greg (Male, 40s, 50s) – Displays a wide range of quiet male emotion; he loves his suddenly –adopted dog Sylvia but seems to be going through an early midlife crisis in his work and his marriage.

Kate (Female, 40s, 50s) – Greg’s wife is a strong woman whose teaching career is on an upswing; she has little use for Greg’s issues and even less for his newfound best friend, Sylvia.

Tom, Phyllis, Leslie (Any Age – Actor plays all three roles) – Tom is a regular macho guy who educates Greg about dog ownership. Phyllis is a hotshot Manhattanite, Kate’s friend from college, and is prone to drama and drinking. Leslie is a psychotherapist whose gender is open to question.