The Indian Creek High School Theater Department presents Arsenic and Old Lace on Nov. 9 and 10.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Indian Creek Middle School Auditorium.Tickets are $10 for both evening performances and $8 for the afternoon show featuring the B-cast. Student tickets are $7.
Arsenic and Old Lace is a comedy play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. Debuting on Broadway in 1941, it ran for three years and over 1,400 performances.
The plot centers on the Brewster family, a once elite American bloodline that has now descended into homicidal insanity. Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic and the most ostensibly normal of his clan, is forced to cover up for his sadistic kin while being torn between family loyalty and his desire to marry the woman he loves.
Exploring themes including family loyalty, nature versus nurture, and whether we can ever truly break away from our family’s influence, Arsenic and Old Lace was praised for its dark, screwball comedy tone with The New York Times theater critic declaring it one of the funniest plays he’d ever seen.