Theater Ministry

You Can't Take it With YouSt. James Theatrical Ministry, along with Mukwonago Village Players are pleased to present their spring production, You Can’t Take It With You, directed by Mandy Hable. Performances are in the St. James Activity Center.  Performances on Friday, April 20 & 27 include a fish fry dinner.  Doors open at 6 pm, dinner is at 6:30 pm and show begins after dinner.  Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission and $22.00 for Seniors (60 +) and children (12 and under).  Seating for these shows need to be reserved by calling 262-470-4786.   For the Saturday, April 21 & 28 performances, doors open at 7 pm and show is at 7:30 pm. For the Sunday, April 29 performance, doors open at 1:30 pm and show is at 2 pm.  Tickets for these shows are $15.00 for General Admission and $12.00 for Seniors (60 +) and children (12 and under).  Tickets are available at Miller Pharmacy, Shanahan’s Coffee House, Espresso Love Coffee, St. James Parish & Center Offices and online at  Tickets for Saturday & Sunday performances will also be available at the door and seating is not reserved.  Cash or check only except for online orders.  For more information go to or call 262-470-4786.

You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy. The plot shows how Tony Kirby falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, when they meet the eccentric Sycamore family, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question.  Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores.  No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the Sycamore household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax.