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18 Star Starred
Eliot Hall
7A Eliot Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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15 reviews
20 stars
People who have difficulty walking may find the staircase to the main stage daunting. Not sure if there's an elevator on the premises, but come prepared for a climb.
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Wear a sweater in the winter months at this theater.
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"Arsenic and Old Lace"
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63 reviews
42 stars
attended Sep 17 2010

We were really looking forward to the show as we had heard it was a classic. Unfortunately, it seemed more like a dress rehearsal than opening night. The main actress kept forgetting her lines and mixing up the characters names. Several of the...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

Despite some lines getting fumbled, the play was very entertaining. Several of the characters were superbly played. We all enjoyed the show and would recommend it.

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Written by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Paul Campbell

Joseph Kesselring wrote A_rsenic and Old Lace_ in 1939. The original production included Boris Karloff and Victor Sutherland. The popular comedy is still widely performed on stage and was adapted into a 1944 movie starring Cary Grant.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Footlight Club

Nestled in a residential area near Jamaica Pond, The Footlight Club, America's oldest community theatre, has performed every year since 1877. For over 120 years Footlight Club members have sustained the organization's mission:

To present the best in non-professional theater to a broad-based audience, and to preserve and maintain Eliot Hall as a community resource.