On the silver screen, it was known as Capra-corn – old-fashioned, feel-good depictions of Americana directed by the prolific Frank Capra. One of his most beloved movies, released in 1938, was a film adaptation of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1936 play You Can’t Take It With You. The play, like the film, is a likable show that’s as comfortable as the quilt Grandma knit for you. So it goes with Lamb’s Players Theatre’s current production, directed by Kerry Meads. The laughs come easily in this quaint tale of a wacky family and a couple of stuffed-shirt potential in-laws. Frolicking on a homey set (by Mike Buckley) that you’d like to put your feet up on is a buoyant cast that includes the comically adroit Steve Gunderson, Danny Campbell, John Rosen and in two equally uproarious roles, Eileen Bowman.
David L. Coddon is theater critic for San Diego CityBeat