This past Saturday, TheArtsScene took an exciting trip to the historic Distillery District to visit the creative hub that is the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, home to the Soulpepper Theatre Company. Awaiting inside? An exciting conversation with Gregory Prest & Krystin Pellerin, the two leads of Soulpepper’s upcoming production of You Can’t Take It With You.
You Can’t Take It With You is a comedic play co-written by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart. The play is about two families – the Sycamore’s & the Kirby’s – who’s worlds are brought together when the daughter of the Sycamore family, Alice, invites over the love of her life, Tony Kirby, and his family for a lovely dinner. Lets just say that was a bad idea. This 1937 Pulitzer Prize winner first opened on December 14th, 1936, at the Booth Theatre in New York City and played for a total of 837 performances.
We sat down with the two awesome leads – Gregory Prest (Tony Kirby) & Krystin Pellerin (Alice Sycamore) – to get to know them as artists, their characters in this upcoming production and also if they had any advise they could give to those aspiring to build a career in the performing arts. Both Prest & Pellerin are graduates of the National Theatre School and have been involved with many amazing Theatre productions over the years. Some of you may also know Pellerin as Leslie Bennett from the Republic of Doyle TV series. Do watch this lovely Saturday afternoon chat as well as a few fun photos taken with them in character!
Soulpepper’s You Can’t Take It With You begins April 19th at the Young Centre’s Marilyn & Charles Baillie Theatre. For tickets, visit www.youngcentre.ca