Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, takes place in 1941. Abby and Martha Brewster are the sweetest, kindest old ladies in the world, or so it seems. But stored in the cellar of their Victorian mansion are the bodies of twelve gentlemen they have murdered. Well, not really murdered, just poisoned. But don’t think too harshly of them, it’s just one of their many charities - they wouldn’t do it if the gentlemen were not happier off as corpses. And then there’s their nephew Teddy, who thinks he’s Theodore Roosevelt, digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar, and buries the bodies there, convinced they are Yellow Fever victims. The three live happily together until their world is disrupted by another nephew, Mortimer, who, being sane, tries to put a stop to their charade. Meanwhile, another nephew, the evil Jonathan, returns home after many years with a sidekick, Dr. Einstein, and yet another corpse. Toss in a romance for Mortimer and a few cops who aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer to create a wonderfully entertaining and pleasurable evening of theatre.
This delightful comedy will play at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro opening on Friday evening, October 2, 2009 at 7:30 pm, other performances are Saturday evening, October 3 at 7:30 pm, Sunday afternoon, October 4 at 2pm, Friday evening, October 9 at 7:30 pm, Saturday evening, October 10 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday afternoon, October 11 at 2:00, pm, Friday evening, October 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm, Saturday evening, October 17 at 7:30 pm, Sunday afternoon, October 18, at 2:00 pm. As most Center for the Arts performances sell out quickly, we suggest reserving your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are available by phone, online (at www.boroarts.org
The Center for the Arts is located at 110 W. College St., one block off the historic Murfreesboro Square. For more information, visit our website at www.boroarts.org or call us at 615-904-2787.