Arsenic and Old Lace
Mortimer Brewster is a happy man – holds a steady job and is recently engaged. He is excited to share the news of his upcoming nuptials with his sweet spinster aunts. But upon learning that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years, his world goes topsy-turvy. When Mortimer’s brother Jonathan returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury their newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé – all while trying to keep his own sanity as well. An uproarious farce, Arsenic and Old Lace is certainly a play that gives the word “hospitality” a bad name!
Chip Collins (The Game’s Afoot, Million Dollar Quartet) plays Mortimer who seemingly has it made until he learns the truth about his aunts, Abby and Martha. Veteran actresses Kathy Hartzog (Driving Miss Daisy, Always…Patsy Cline) and Leah McNeely Tudor (Singin’ in the Rain, Annie Get Your Gun) take on the roles of the sweet little old ladies who love to entertain! Adding additional mayhem is brother Teddy portrayed by Corey Langley (Beauty and the Beast), brother Jonathan played by Town newcomer, Michael Sugar, and Dr. Einstein, in the capable hands of Bill DeWitt (My Fair Lady, White Christmas). Sarah Strobolakos (You Can’t Take It With You) plays Mortimer’s love interest, Elaine, with Steve Reeves (The Odd Couple) seeking law and order as Officer O’Hara. Gayle Stewart (Nice Work
If You Can Get It), Scott Stepp (Catch Me If You Can, Shrek) and Willam Refo (The Buddy Holly Story) work alongside Town newcomers Tony D’Elia, Matthew Woodle and John Underwood to complete this stellar cast.
Arsenic is directed by Allison McNeely and runs January 4-20, 2019.
Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Priority members can get tickets beginning December 14, regular members beginning December 19 and the general public starting December 28. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon – 5 PM. Beginning January 4, hours extend to curtain on weekdays and also include Saturdays at 3 PM and Sundays at 1 PM.
Arsenic and Old Lace is sponsored by Lexington Medical Center.