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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Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when Broadway was brand new, The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. The score features many of Gilbert and Sullivan's wittiest and most hummable tunes, including the crowd-pleasing favorite "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General." This new 90-minute adaptation features a modern sensibility, hilarious gags and thrilling fight choreography. Learn More
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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!