Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Carl Balson

Our spring show is the story of two elderly sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster, who have developed an unfortunate penchant for offering rooms in their Victorian home for rent to elderly men and then poisoning the men who answer their ads. Their nephew, Mortimer, discovers the secret by accident and assumes the poisoner is his loopy brother, Teddy Brewster, who believes he is really Teddy Roosevelt. When Mortimer discovers his aunts are the actual perpetrators, the fun begins. Add to the madcap mix a sociopathic brother who bears an uncanny resemblance to Boris Karloff, and a sidekick named Einstein. Toss in a policeman who thinks hes a playwright, and you have the ingredients for a wild and nutty fruitcake evening, and one of the most hilarious and enduring comedies in American theatre.

Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St.,Beloit

Performances: April 29 - May 8, 2010

Performance Times: April 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m. May 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at 3:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Adults $10; Students and Seniors (60+) $8

Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.

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