This fall, theater students at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School will be presenting Arsenic and Old Lace, a comedy by Joseph Kesselring. The cast and crew consists of fourteen actors, three stage managers, and many more backstage crew, set builders, painters, and costume designers. The comedy follows Mortimer Brewster, a Brooklyn drama critic who discovers that his two sweet, charming, elderly aunts may be hiding an interesting secret. To add to the peculiarities of Mortimer’s family, Mortimer’s brother thinks that he is Teddy Roosevelt, and no one in the family ever mentions his other brother, who has not been seen in Brooklyn in years.
The play is being directed by Jennifer Leung, an English teacher at GD Middle School, and student directed by Celeste Vandermillen. Performances are on Friday, November 4 at 7 P.M. and Saturday, November 5 at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Shows are in the GDRHS Black Box Theatre, 703 Chicopee Row, Groton, MA.
By Celeste Vandermillen
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