A Stay away from the elderberry wine! February 1st through 16th, join The Arlington Players (TAP) for the beloved dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Teeming with inexhaustible high jinks, narrow escapes, and vaudeville humor, this quirky farce is one for the ages. Liz Mykietyn directs a stellar cast of familiar faces and newcomers with Lora Buckman as producer.
Murder, mayhem, and madcap lunacy abound in the Brewster home. Mortimer Brewster is a drama critic whose two spinster aunts have a unique hobby—they poison lonely old men with elderberry wine laced with arsenic. One of his brothers thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another murderous brother is on the run from the law. All are getting in the way of Mortimer’s plans to marry the woman he loves. Playwright Joseph Kesselring’s masterpiece became an instant classic when the film version was released in 1944 directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant.
A strong production staff including Nicholas Queyrane as set designer, Robbie Snow as costume designer, lighting designers Ken and Patty Crowley, sound designer Rick Dulick, and props designer Charlene Sloan will delight audiences.
Performances of Arsenic and Old Lace are set for weekends, February 1-16, with ASL interpretation on February 9, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00 PM; Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM. For more information and tickets, visit www.thearlingtonplayers.org. Inquiries about ASL interpretation can be sent to email@example.com.
“Arsenic and Old Lace” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc. – New York.
About The Arlington Players
The Arlington Players is a nonprofit, volunteer theater company. Our mission is to produce artistically challenging theater in the grand style, cultivating an environment of artistic excellence and education for artists, audiences, and the community of Arlington County, Virginia, by providing opportunities to advance knowledge, skills, and participation in the theater arts.