Interview with Tim Ziegler – Performer in ‘You Can’t Take it with You’

26 Apr

Although this Pulitzer Prize winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart was written in 1936, You Can’t Take it with You‘s not so subtle social commentary is more relevant than ever. It takes on issues from the perspective of both the political left and right, criticizing the greed-fueled pursuit and accumulation of wealth (a popular refrain of  the ‘Occupy’ movement), and questioning the necessity of government taxation (an equally popular refrain of the Tea Party). Artfully squished in the middle is a charming love story and culture clash comedy.

Soulpepper‘s ambitious production of this classic opens tonight, and we had a chance to speak with cast member Tim Ziegler. Here are his thoughts on the politics of the play, on working with a family member, and his own future plans.

For tickets and more information about You Can’t Take it with You, head over here. The photo above does not include Tim, so here’s his face to go with the voice.

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