Southeastern Oklahoma State University Presents Arsenic and Old Lace

By: Abby Powell Email
By: Abby Powell Email

The play, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring
will be presented by the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Theatre Department at their Visual and Performing Arts Center. It's a complete night out, with dinner and a show, that you don't want to miss!

Directed by Dr. Aaron Adair, the show runs November 17 - 19, 2011, beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased via the website :

Arsenic and Old Lace is a comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, 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 wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor.

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