The cast of ?Arsenic and Old Lace? has begun rehearsing for its presentation of the classic 1940s comedy to be presented March 4, 5 and 6 at Tabor College.
The spring play, directed by Judy Harder, associate professor of communications and drama, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre Lab located in the H.W. Lohrenz Building.
?I?m pleased with the entire cast,? Harder said. ?The abilities of those in supporting roles remind me that there are no small parts. They are all seriously funny.?
?Arsenic and Old Lace? is the story of the Brewster household, where ?insanity runs in the family.? Soon-to-be-married Mortimer Brewster (Nolan Dirks, Hillsboro) and his lovely bride-to-be Elaine (Clarissa Berglund, Gettysburg, S.D.), must deal with ?sweet old aunts? Abby (Kirsten Krehbiel, Kingman) and Martha (Maria Loewen), who?ve been offering their own remedy to lonely old men needing a place to stay.
Sour notes are added by Mort?s bugle-blowing Uncle Teddy (Carson Stutzman, Beaver Crossing, Neb.), who believes he?s Teddy Roosevelt.
The arrival of Mort?s shady brother Jonathan (Samuel Brucks, Wichita) and his partner in crime Dr. Einstein (Jakob Brucks, Wichita) and a steady stream of other misfits, played by Ben Heyen (Hillsboro), Aaron Epp (Henderson, Neb.), Joshua Paulus (Victorville, Calif.), Sam Klein (Valley Center), Victor Rogers (Hillsboro), Scott Morrow (Bryan, Texas) and Andrew Rails (Hutchinson), bring more hijinks than the happy couple can handle.
Tickets for ?Arsenic and Old Lace? are $5 for students and $8 for general public. Seating is limited. Tickets should be purchased in advanced by calling the Student Life Office at 620-947-3121, ext. 1033.