Previews Jul 27, 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Celebrated playwright Joseph Kesselring's most successful play, Arsenic and Old Lace is a sidesplitting, farcical tale. Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy that premiered on Broadway in 1941 is one for the ages. This production is directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (1776).
Good-hearted drama critic Mortimer Brewster appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, Mortimer plans a trip to visit his charming spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer's arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement — about a dozen older gentlemen. To Mortimer's dismay, Abby and Martha deem their poisonous habits to be charitable acts, convinced that they are putting these men out of their misery. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, Mortimer tries to rein in his crazy aunts along with his brothers — Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.