A Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, You Can’t Take It With You tells the story of a quirky family living in Depression-era New York City. To create a believable environment for them, Rockwell Group envisioned a set that evokes each family member’s eccentricities.
How can a house tell the story of its inhabitants?
The opening scene sets the house, and the Sycamore family, as outliers in the city around them.
The house then rotates 140 degrees to reveal a home cluttered with art, books, and curiosities.
Like London’s Soane Museum, a former residence, the Sycamore home is packed with found objects set against dusty red walls. Art, books, masks, and strange objects crowd every inch.