Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Director - Colin Delaney
October 9 to 27
“You see, insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.”
Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job as a drama critic at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement.
Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene - his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt - but his world is turned upside down when he realises that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!
When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan, returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé - all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.
An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace is an audience favourite.
Running time: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
*Opening Night: Come along at 7:30pm on Wednesday 9 October to help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.
Ticket Prices: Tickets: $25 (full); $20(concession); Group Concessions 10+: $20; Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Evenings at 8:00pm: October - Wednesday 9, Friday 11, 18 and 25, Saturday 12, 19 and 26
Matinees at 2:00pm: October - Sunday 20 and 27
Doors open 30 minutes before performances*