BHS Theatre presents Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
March 2nd and 4th in the FAC at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm
Tickets are available for presale $5 or $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the cast & crew or Mrs. Roddy.
The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.
His family includes two spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster, who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them; a brother, Teddy, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt; and a murderous brother, Jonathan, 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 (a self-referential joke, as the part, was originally played on Broadway by Karloff).
Mortimer is struggling to find solutions to rid his family of the crazy.