The classic play Arsenic and Old Lace opens this weekend and runs through October 7, 2012.
Two spinsters sisters.
One bottle of Elderberry wine.
Twelve bodies in the basement
A barrel of laughs.
A comedy that kills with kindness. The well-meaning spinsters, Martha and Abby Brewster, befriend old men and attempt to relieve their loneliness by inviting them in for a glass of homemade wine laced with “just a pinch” of cyanide. When their levelheaded nephew discovers what they are up to, and draws their attention to the fact that their antics are not only against the law, but wrong, Martha responds, “Oh piffle!” This hilarious comedy is an American classic.
Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. DeSales University, Main Stage, 2755 Station Road, Center Valley, PA