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"Arsenic and Old Lace"

Yankton, SD

The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts’ victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played by Karloff).

Event Dates
Feb 14 - 16, 2014

Hours
Thurs.-Sat.; Mon. 7:30 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m.

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Address

328 Walnut St.
Yankton, SD

Website

Website

Email

lctc@midconetwork.com

Contact

Shauna Marlette
Lewis & Clark Theatre Company

Phone

General: 605-665-4711

Accessible

Yes

Admissions

Adult: 12
Children: 6

Tags

Performing Arts