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Arsenic and Old Lace
a Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by Joseph Kesselring

COMPANY : New Dawn Theater [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Red Clay Theatre
ID# 2675

SHOWING : January 24, 2008 - February 17, 2008

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

A clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, this classic American comedy centers on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, however, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. The two women are assisted in their crimes by their mentally challenged nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and who frequently blasts a bugle and yells ‘‘charge’’ as he bounds up the stairs. Matters get complicated when a second nephew, a theater critic, discovers the murders and a third nephew appears after having just escaped from a mental institution. In his adroit mixture of comedy and mayhem, Kesselring satirizes the charitable impulse as he pokes fun at the conventions of the theater.

Director Martin Gravely transforms this community-theater favorite into something new, and they succeeded. The 1941 chestnut has never seemed so fresh. Timing is everything, and the comic timing of this cast is impeccable. It's a well-oiled machine that whirs, spins and whizzes beautifully from start to finish. A must see!

Performances are at the RED CLAY THEATER AND ARTS CENTER on Main Street in Duluth.

Performance dates are: January 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 2008; February 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2008. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 8:00pm; Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm. Doors open 1 hour prior to show times.

Ticket prices are merely $22.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors and $15.00 for students.

For tickets please call the Red Clay Box Office at: 770-622-1777. (For SATURDAY MATINEE tickets only, please call 678-938-3615). Please visit www.newdawntheatercompany.com for additional information.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Martin Gravely
Backstage Manager Aliza Gravely
Lighting Tech Martin Gravely
Elaine Harper Christina Brown
Rev. Harper Brian Brown
Officer Klein Matt Butti
Dr. Einstein Robert Coker
Mortimer Brewster Todd Denson
Martha Brewster Marsha Hunter
Jonathan Brewster Jerry Knoff
Teddy Brewster Chuck Mason
Lt. Rooney Eric Packham
Mr. Gibbs J. M. Patterson
Officer Brophy Rick Thompson
Mr. Witherspoon Don Walters
Abby Brewster Nichole White
Officer O'Hara Mike Yow
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