Arsenic & Old Lace


January 20 7:30pm
January 21  7:30pm - Performance canceled 
January 22  2:00pm - Performance canceled 
January 22  7:30pm - Performance canceled 
January 23  2:00pm
January 27  7:30pm
January 28  7:30pm
January 29  2:00pm - Sold Out Performance! 
January 29  7:30pm

Arsenic and Old Lace is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939.

The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.

His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of yellow fever); 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 Boris Karloff.

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10 Minute Play Contest

Three judges will read through all of the submissions and select the top eight 10-Minute plays. Each of these will be performed and then the audience will vote on their favorite.

February 05, 2022 - 7:30pm

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Between Riverside and Crazy

February 24 - 7:30pm
February 25 - 7:30pm
February 26 - 2:00pm
February 26 - 7:30pm
February 27 - 2:00pm
March     03 - 7:30pm
March     04 - 7:30pm
March     05 - 2:00pm
March     05 - 7:30pm

Walter “Pops” Washington is a retired New York City policeman. His wife has died and his son, “Junior”, has just been released from jail. They live in New York City. Junior’s girlfriend, Lulu, and Oswaldo, a recovering addict, also spend time at the apartment. Walter has been pursuing a discrimination suit against the Police Department, because he was accidentally shot by another police officer. City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won’t leave him alone. For Pops Washington and Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum. For them,it seems the old days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living Between Riverside and Crazy.

Winner: The 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; The 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play

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