Kauai Community Players opens the 2019 season with Arsenic and Old Lace, one of the funniest plays ever written!
Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Dennis McGraw opens Friday, January 4 and runs through Sunday, January 20. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 4 pm at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday, January 3 at 7 pm. Admission by donation at the door only.
Opening night is our season opening gala, with refreshments before and after the show and a reception with the director and cast. So, if you feel so inclined, dust off your tuxes and gowns and come dazzle.
About the show:
We meet the charming elderly Brewster sisters (played by Anne Coyle and Dottie Bekeart) who populate their cellar with the remains of lonely old men and consider it to be their charity; their nephew Mortimer (played by Jarhett Gaines) who discovers his aunts’ secret and attempts to save them from themselves with hilarious results; the antics of another nephew Teddy (played by Larry Richardson) who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and that these bodies that keep appearing are yellow fever victims; and the activities of a third nephew Jonathan (played by Connor McGrath) who is a homicidal maniac and considers his aunts to be competition. These are unforgettable characters and the resulting play is one of the classics of American theatre. Appropriate for all ages.