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Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring
Original Broadway Production by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

Sep 02, 2022 — Oct 02, 2022

“Crazy fun … superb bits of physical comedy” – Reader

“A talented cast … TayLar and Williams are just terrific” – Chicago Tribune

“Screwball goofiness, some outright farce and a good comic scare or two” – Sun-Times

“Exceptional cast, stunning set … galvanic direction … wildly insane big fun” – WTTW

Mild-mannered sisters Martha and Abby Brewster live in their spacious Victorian home in a quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn with an eccentric nephew, Teddy. Famed for their hospitality, Martha and Abby are adored by their neighbors and frequently entertain guests. But when their other nephew, Mortimer, discovers his aunts’ macabre secrets, a hilarious chain of events ensue in this character-driven farce. Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson directs this beloved American classic, bringing much-needed humor and healing laughter to the stage in Court’s 2022/23 Season opener.

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Photo of Allen Gilmore, Eric Gerard, Celeste Williams, Thomas J. Cox, TayLar, and Emma Jo Boyden by Michael Brosilow.





Articles and Interviews

“Our Shakespeare”

Court’s Resident Artist, Ron OJ Parson, recently sat down with Co-Artistic Director of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, Austin Tichenor, to discuss his production of Arsenic and Old Lace, his collaborative process, and his storied artistic history.

The Legacy of Family

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Actor Allen Gilmore introduces us to his family members who make the Brewster house a home.

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