|Limestone Opens New Theatre With ‘Arsenic and Old Lace”|
Limestone College Theatre will christen its new theatre with a production of Joseph Kesselring's classic "Arsenic and Old Lace." The show will run November 5-7 with a curtain time of 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held November 8 at 3 p.m. The theatre is located at 130 Leadmine Street in Gaffney, adjacent to the Limestone campus.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults; $4 for seniors (65 and over) and children (12 and under). To purchase tickets, log on to showtix4u or call 1-866-967-8167.
"Arsenic and Old Lace' is a magnificent selection to open our new theatre," said Dr. Tim Baxter-Ferguson, director of Limestone's theatre program and of the production itself. "With 150 seats, we have been intentional about ensuring the intimacy of the theatre setting. We have also invested in brand new state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems that will help to make this production and others a most enjoyable experience for our audience."
"Arsenic and Old Lace" centers upon two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unbeknownst to their neighbors, however, the women's charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. The two women are assisted in their crimes by their nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt. Matters get complicated when a second nephew, a theatre critic, discovers the murders and a third nephew appears after having just escaped from a mental institution. Kesserling's Tony Award winning play is a clever mixture of comedy and mayhem and is a classic theatrical treasure not to be missed.