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

COMPANY : New London Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : New London Theatre [WEBSITE]
ID# 2746

SHOWING : March 14, 2008 - March 30, 2008

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical dark comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a theatre-hating drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, as he debates wether to go through with a honeymoon with the woman he loves and has recently agreed to marry. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of homemade Elderberry wine laced with arsenic, cyanide and "just a pinch" of strychnine; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home(which serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein, to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

New London's production features 3 casts; two adult casts and one all youth cast.


CAST & CREW LIST
Teddy Brewster Brian Jones
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