‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ on playbill for Foothills Community Players

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the second in the Foothills Community Player’s fall season of theatrical entertainment will open when the Players take to the Capitol Theatre stage for “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

The production offers the option of the play only, on opening night of Thursday, Nov. 19, plus the performances on Friday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 22, with the exception of the 7 p.m. Saturday evening performance on Nov. 21, which will be a dinner theater production. The Capitol is located at 127 W. Broadway in Maryville.

For the dinner theater, reservations must be made in advance. Tickets are $37 for dinner theater for the adults. All reservations for dinner theater must be made before Wednesday, Nov. 18. Regular tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors.

Joseph Kesselring’s classic farce, “Arsenic and Old Lace” is a macabre tale and classic farce by Joseph Kesselring about two charming and innocent ladies, Abby and Martha Brewster, who populate their cellar with the bodies of lonely old men whom they have “helped find peace.” Also included are their nephews, Teddy, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; Mortimer, the manic theatre critic; and Jonathan, the mad killer with the face of Boris Karloff.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the day of each performance for cash or check. To reserve tickets, call 865-712-6428. To purchase by debit or credit card for an additional 65 cents surcharge, go to the website at www.foothillscommunityplayers.com, and purchase tickets through PayPal.

The first performance of the year was in September when the group presented “Steel Magnolias.”

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