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Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Jean Gordon Ryon

“Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell Abby and Martha [his aunts] before they stumble upon the body themselves, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor, they killed him! Between his aunts’ penchant for poisoning wine, a brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another brother using plastic surgery to hide from the police, . . . it’ll be a miracle if Mortimer makes it to his wedding. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family.”– Dramatists Play Service


Tickets are on sale now online, by phone at 585.340.8655 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and in person at the Penfield Community Center. Tickets are $14 in advance and $17 at the door. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more.


Friday and Saturday, Oct 28 and 29, Nov 4 and 5, and Nov 11 and 12 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov 6 at 2 p.m.

All performances are at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY

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