”Arsenic and Old Lace” is one of the American theater’s funniest comedies based on the award-winning Frank Capra movie starring Cary Grant. Indian Valley Theatre will take on the production this month.
The play centers around drama critic Mortimer Brewster. He is engaged to the lovely Elaine Harper ... but will she fit in with his “unusual” family? Abby and Martha Brewster are known throughout Brooklyn for their many acts of kindness and charity. But Mortimer has just learned that his charming spinster aunts have taken to relieving the loneliness of old men by inviting them in for a nice glass of homemade elderberry wine laced with arsenic , strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide. What else can go wrong? Their brother believes that he’s Teddy Roosevelt!
Performances will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Sandwich Opera House. Tickets cost $12 and are available online at www.indianvalleytheatre.com or at the box office one hour before each performance.