October 23 -November 8
by Joseph Kesselring
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists' Play Service, Inc.
Joseph Kesselring’s Murderous Black Comedy Arsenic and Old Lace Slays At Myers Dinner Theatre!
This classic farce follows two charming and innocent elderly women who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other brother. Of the twelve plays written by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace, which opened on Broadway in 1941, is the most successful. According to the opening night review in the New York Times, the play was “so funny that none of us will forget.” The famous comedy became best known for the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra.