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The Bane of Bachelors

Who doesn't love a dark comedy starring two murderous old women, a man who believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt, a psychopathic plastic surgeon, and a drama critic trying to keep everything under control? It's a pretty safe bet that Arsenic and Old Lace has something to entertain everyone. Coming soon to the Kettle Moraine High School stage, is the 1940's dark comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace.

The show takes place in 1941, Brooklyn, New York. Drama critic, Mortimer Brewster falls in love with the beautiful Elaine Harper and the two decide to get married. Upon their return to the Brewster household to share the news, Mortimer discovers a corpse hidden in his house, murdered by his two homicidal aunts. He then embarks on a journey, discovering how truly crazy his family is in this twist-of-a-romance play.

The work on the show has already begun, and lots of progress has already been made. "I'm excited to work on my first spring show," said Alison Bishop, a costumer. "I think that we have a lot of work ahead of us, but we've already started working on the costumes for this show."

Emily Giombi, who is cast as Officer Klein, commented, "Putting together a show is hard work. But I think what happens when it all comes together in the end really makes it worth it."

You won't want to miss Arsenic and Old Lace when it debuts April 15th at 7pm in the Kettle Moraine High School auditorium, and runs again on the 16th at 7pm and the 17th at 2 pm. The cast is going to kill it, and the audience will die of laughter!

Lauren Gennerman
April, 2016