The classic play: Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
Presented by Roanoke Bible College Students
715 N Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Productions are November 12, 14, 16 at 7:00 pm. Seating is limited and may be reserved contacting Steve Jackson at 252-334-2091. Tickets are free to the community but donations will be accepted.
The year is 1941, and the setting is a small house next to a cemetery in Brooklyn. The home is the residence of two kind, thoughtful, sweet elderly ladies, Martha and Abby Brewster who attract “lonely” men to their house with an ad for a room for rent. The unsuspecting quest is served an arsenic laden drink. The classic comedy rotates around what the sister’s view as “charity”. They cannot stand to see “lonely” men roam the streets when they can send them to a better place.. They even conduct private funerals for their deceased friends. They then leave it to their bugle blowing nephew Teddy, who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, to take them to the cellar, and bury them. It is another of their nephews Mortimer Brewster, who returns home and discovers his aunts actions when he finds a dead man in the window seat. Mortimer tries to keep his aunts safe and prevent them from continuing their nasty habit while trying to stay sane. The classic comedy keeps people laughing and guessing until the very end.