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ARSENIC & OLD LACE O[ems 7/10 at The Sherman Playhouse


On July 10, The Sherman Playhouse will open Joseph Kesselring's classic theatrical chestnut, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is the quintessential farcical black comedy. It focuses on the Brewster family, currently residing in 1940s Brooklyn. The family is comprised of two charming spinster aunts who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and another brother, Mortimer, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry. The play is one of the most popularly performed American comedies of the past 75 years.

The production features some excellent regional actors: David Bailey (Salisbury), Lucy Shea (Bethel), William Kenyon (Ridgefield), Steve Manzino (Holmes, N.Y.), Martin Rosato (New Milford), Dean Alexander and Jeff Rossman (both New Fairfield), Katherine and David Almquist (both Sharon), and Ellen Burnett, Gabe Fowler and Chris Marker (all Sherman).

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is under the direction of Robin Frome of New Milford.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE runs July 10,11 17,18,19 24,25 31, August 1,2. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on July 19 and August 2. Tickets for all shows are $22 for adults and $11 for children 12 and under.

On Thursday, July 9, all patrons are invited to attend a "Half-Price Preview Night" at 8:00 p.m. where all tickets are only $11. Students may see any performance for only $11 if they pay in cash only at the door and carry a valid student ID. Students may not make reservations in advance for a performance.

Reservations can be made online at or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.
The Sherman Playhouse is a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse) in Sherman, CT.

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