Thursday, November 9, 2006

WC Drama Department Presents a Deadly Classic—Arsenic and Old Lace Performed, November 10 and 11

Chestertown, MD, November 8, 2006 - Washington College's Drama Department presentsArsenic and Old Lace, a senior thesis directed by Holly Marsden, written by Joseph Kesselring, November 10 and 11, at 8 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre. Reservations are required. For show information, call 410-778-7835 or e-mail

The Brewster household is far from dull. In this classic dark comedy, Mortimer Brewster, a theatre-hating drama critic, debates whether to marry the woman he loves in the midst of dealing with his crazy family. Featuring two spinster aunts who have resorted to killing lonely old men with a strychnine and cyanide laced glass of wine, and two eccentric nephews—one who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and one who has killed twelve men all around the world—the play brims with hilarious scenes and action. The ensemble cast includes: seniors Alaina Anderson, Marc Frankel, and Molly Weeks; juniors Bobby Bangert and Marielle Latrick; sophomore Ben Kozlowski; and freshmen Jess Dugger, Lauren Guy, Kelsey Long, Jory Peele, Tony Reisinger, and Brendan Williams.

"The first time I saw this show performed, I knew that I had to be a part of it," Director Holly Marsden notes, "Not only does the play entertain, it strikes upon a fascinating issue: one person's view of insanity is very different from the next."

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