Rockhurst University Presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” April 4, 2012

Joseph Kesselring’s American classic comedy noir “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20; and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22 in Rockhurst University’s Mabee Theater.

Set in Brooklyn, the play tells the story of the Brewster family – two sweet elderly sisters, Martha and Abby, who poison lonely old men and bury them in the cellar; their lovesick nephew, Mortimer, who is terrified of inheriting their habits; another nephew, Teddy, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and a third nephew, Jonathon, who has had plastic surgery and looks horrifyingly like Boris Karloff.

Tickets are $8. For more information, contact the theater director Susan Proctor, Ph.D., at (816) 501-4040 or susan.proctor@rockhurst.edu. Mabee Theater is located in Sedgwick Hall on the Rockhurst University campus, 54th Street and Troost Avenue. 

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