Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1989
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1989
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 1989 12:00 p.m.
Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace (1952) will be performed, directed, and produced by an all-CMC cast on Thursday, March 2, Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at the Athenaeum.
Two elderly aunts (Abby and Martha Brewster) live in an old Victorian-style house in Brooklyn, New York. They have three nephews: Teddy Brewster (who thinks he is Pres. Theodore Roosevelt), Mortimer Brewster (a drama critic), and Jonathan Brewster (who has killed 12 people). Unbeknownst to Mortimer, the two aunts have also killed 12 old men. The aunts claim they were doing them a favor because they were all lonely and had no families. Mortimer has a hard time understanding why they feel absolutely no guilt.
This play, with its unexpected twists and unusual characters, is something you will not want to miss. And not only will you be entertained, you will be a part of history, also, as this is the first CMC student-acted, -directed , and -produced play. Tate Brown, the director, and Sarah Derby, the assistant director., have worked long hours. Christopher Theodore, Kerry Uyeda, Tina Pederson, and Prof. Gerald Eyrich have leading roles.
The performances at the Athenaeum take place on Thursday, March 2: dinner, 6:00 p.m.; performance, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 4: dinner, 6:00 p.m.; performance, 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 5: brunch, 11:00 a.m.; performance, 12:00 noon. Tickets will be on sale Friday, February 24, through Tuesday, February 28, at McKenna Auditorium. Please bring your meal card! Tickets will cost $3.00 without dinner; $5.00 per student with dinner and meal card (or brunch); $7.50 per student with dinner but without meal card (or brunch); $10.00 for faculty/staff with dinner or brunch; and $12.50 for others with dinner or brunch. You may also fill out the coupon on the back of The Fortnightly and return it to the Athenaeum.