Dark Comedy Arsenic and Old Lace at Northwestern University
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The last date listed for Arsenic and Old Lace was Sunday November 8, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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This visceral new version of Herman Melville's whale of a tale takes Moby Dick in a new direction, with the high-flying help of the aerial and acrobatic performers of the Actors Gymnasium. This action-packed production is built to bring you along for the ride with Ishamel, Queequeg and the crew as the famed Captain Ahab sets out to find and kill the giant sea creature that gravely injured him once before. Acclaimed Lookingglass ensemble member David Catlin (The Little Prince), who also serves on the Northwestern faculty, directs his own adaptation of this timeless tale of adventure and obsession. Learn More
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Featured review from Howard
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A great play that has lost nothing of its appeal in close to 70 years. A brilliant production: acting, direction, sets, lighting, etc., all on a professional level. The play's closed, but when looking for really outstanding entertainment, check what's on the mainstage at Northwestern—one of the lesser known gems of Chicago theater!
By Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Frank Galati
Featuring Cindy Gold, Mary Poole, John Morlein and Dennis Zacek
Never have mayhem and murder been this much fun! A clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, Joseph Kesselring’s play centers on two elderly sisters, famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood both for their charity and their befuddled nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt. But the sisters have a secret—a secret that is deadly for the lonely old gentlemen who appear on the sisters’ doorstep, looking for lodging.
Under the direction of Tony Award-winning Frank Galati with costume design by Jeff Award-winning Virgil Johnson and Collette Pollard, this black comedy will feature guest stars Northwestern alumnus and Victory Gardens Theatre founder/artistic director Dennis Zacek, local favorite actor John Morlein, along with award-winning Northwestern acting faculty Cindy Gold and Mary Poole as the sinister, but hilarious sisters!