Arsenic and Old Lace tells the hilarious story of spinster sisters Abby and Martha Brewster, (Faye Northcutt-Knox and Becky Coutras) two sweet old ladies who murder lonely old men by offering them elderberry wine laced with arsenic.
The sisters' crazy but harmless nephew Teddy (Bill White) believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and is in the habit of charging up the staircase as if it were San Juan Hill. Teddy digs graves in the Brewster cellar, burying the sisters' victims whom he believes are yellow fever casualties working on the Panama Canal.
Complications set in when their nephew Mortimer (Justin Winton) learns of the sisters' activities; and matters get more farcical when another Brewster nephew, Jonathan, (Joe Bosnak) a criminal on the lam, along with the strange Dr. Einstein, (Ted Verbeten) arrive with the body of their latest victim.
Directed by Matt Smith and produced by Mary Ellen Smith, Arsenic & Old Lace also features Phil Mote, Rachel Parker, Lynn England, Wesley Rutledge, Matt Hunter, and Jonathan Higdon.
Arsenic & Old Lace is sponsored by an anonymous friend and is part of the 2012 Stagedoor Series. The performance schedule for all shows is Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 with discounts available for students, seniors and groups and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or 1-800-235-9073. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.artscenterofcc.com.
“The Blue Porch @ Arts Center” restaurant is now open before all performances.
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday.
If You Go:
What: Arsenic & Old Lace
When: June 16 at 7:30PM
Where: The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, and Woodbury, TN
Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Students & Seniors
Phone: (615) 563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073