Theater students at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College will present Arsenic and Old Lace April 12-15 in The Center for Humanities and Arts on the college’s Main campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.
Showtimes will be as follows:
Wednesday: 12 p.m. (school groups only)
Thursday: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 p.m.
UA-PTC theater instructor Sheila Glasscock directs Joseph Kesselring’s classic comedy that revolves around the Brewster family, which is brimming with charming and eccentric – and homicidal – characters. Mortimer Brewster is a drama critic whose two spinster aunts have a unique hobby of poisoning lonely old men with elderberry wine laced with arsenic. One of his brothers thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another murderous brother is on the run from the law. All are getting in the way of Mortimer’s plans to marry the woman he loves.
The play premiered in 1941 premiere and went on to be one of Broadway’s longest-running shows. The movie version by director Frank Capra was released in 1944 and starred Cary Grant, Josephine Hull and Peter Lorre.
Tickets cost $7 for general admission and $5 for students. School groups pay just $2 per student.
Tickets purchased at the door on a first-come, first-served basis or reserved online at www.pulaskitech.edu/CHARTS. Doors open 30 minutes before show time, and seating is general admission.
The show is family friendly and runs approximately two hours. For school group reservations, call Debra Wood at 812-2715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.