Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Production

Committee Chair

Mark Zetterberg

Second Committee Member

George Bellah

Third Committee Member

Scott R. Robinson


This project encompasses background research, documentation, casting, directing, and post-production evaluation of Newport High School's 2002 spring production of You Can't Take it With You. The production thesis documentation includes research and analysis of the play and its literary origins, evaluation of the play as a production vehicle, and a discussion of the directorial vision for the actors, set, lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, and performance of the play.