Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Scott Montovon
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
      Aug 14
7:30 pm
Aug 15
7:30 pm
Aug 16
7:30 pm
 
      Aug 21
7:30 pm
Aug 22
7:30 pm
Aug 23
7:30 pm
Aug 24
2:00 pm
At the Stage Coach Players Theater

The play is a farcical comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

 

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