Playhouse presents Hart-Kaufman comedy

The classic stage comedy “George Washington Slept Here” opens Friday at Youngstown Playhouse.

The play was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, the team responsible for “You Can’t Take It With You” and “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” and tells the story of a family that buys an old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. However, everything that can go wrong does go wrong as the dream house becomes a nightmare.

Jack Benny and Ann Sheridan starred in the 1942 film version.

Tom O’Donnell directs a cast featuring Brian K. Dew, Terry Shears, Molly Galano, Kate Starling, Mark Liming, Matthew DiBattiste, Cher L. Halas, Liz Nalepa, Zach O’Connor, Victor Garcia, Russ Nalepa, Holly Ceci, Jamie Bucher, Jill Cataldi and Dawn White Rogers.

“George Washington Slept Here” runs through June 23 at the Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens and can be reserved by calling 330-788-8739 or purchased online at