Submitted by Anna Friedland —
MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council presents Joseph Kesselring’s comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace. The show takes place at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater on October 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7 p.m., and October 16 at 2 p.m.
Arsenic and Old Lace is one of the most loved and successful plays, say producers, and was originally run on Broadway with 1,440 performances and has been enjoyed by thousands of community theaters.
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This production is directed by Fred Friedland, who directed Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge and Lanford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch and is starring your favorite Mariposa actors, including Connie Stetson, Ira Jones, Tina and Harve Dearing, Audrey Davis, and Jim Mason, among others.
This hilarious black comedy revolves around Mortimer and his crazy family consisting of two quirky spinster aunts and his two brothers. One brother thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and the other is criminally insane. Mortimer, who is a drama critic in love with the reverend’s daughter, must deal with his maniacal family and decide whether to go through with his plans to marry the woman he loves.
This play is appropriate for older children and up.
This production is presented by the Mariposa Theatre Alliance as a program of Mariposa County Arts Council and Merced College Community Services.
Tickets are $9 for Mariposa County Arts Council Members, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $12 for general admission.
The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is funding in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.