Laugh out loud at UOG Theatre’s stage production of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
"Arsenic and Old Lace," a hilarious dark comedy by Joseph Kesselring set in 1940s New York, will open on Nov. 21 at the University of Guam Fine Arts Theatre.
The plot follows the eccentric Brewster family: Mortimer, a kind-hearted drama critic in love; his brother, who believes he’s Teddy Roosevelt; his other brother, Jonathan, who has a maniacal murderous streak; and his aunts, Abby and Martha, the most gracious killers.
When Mortimer casually proposes to the pastor’s daughter, he unwittingly opens the lid on buried family secrets. As strangers and cops keep calling, the Brewsters will go to hilarious lengths to protect the skeletons in the cellar. Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages.
Directed by Professor Michael Slane, the production features an ensemble cast of University of Guam students and actors from the local community. The show was made famous by the 1940s film version starring Cary Grant as Mortimer and the original Broadway runs featuring Boris Karloff as Jonathan.
Dates and Times:
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show.
Location: University of Guam Fine Arts Theater
Tickets available for purchase at the door.