About this event:
Live Theater “Arsenic and Old Lace” a comedy
@ Jones Theater, 719-783-3004, www.jonestheater.com
May 12 &13 – Fri & Sat – 7:30 PM
May 14 – Sunday Matinee – 2:00 PM
May 19 & 20 – Fri & Sat – 7:30 PM
May 21 – Sunday Matinee – 2:00 PM
A farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the “Mayflower,” but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.
His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts’ victims, who he thinks died of Yellow Fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein
$15 Adults, $10 For Students And Active Military.
INCLUDED IN SEASON TICKET