Arsenic and Old Lace

Play by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by James Kelley

The play is a farcical black 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 Teddy 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. This comedy will leave you begging for more, you won't want to miss this!

Produced by Monona Grove High School Theater at Monona Grove High School, 4400 Monona Drive, Monona, WI

Performances: May 18-20, 2012

Performance Times: Fri/Sat. May 18th and 19th at 7pm; Sun at 3pm.

Ticket Prices: $4 Students and Seniors; $7 Gen.Admission

Call Tix @ 221-7666 Ext. 5229 for reservations or more information.

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