Arsenic and Old Lace Runs Through November 16th at CBA
November 4, 2019
Set in 1941 Brooklyn, this classic comedy centers around the Brewster family, namely Mortimer Brewster, his two aunts, and his brothers. Mortimer, the well-known theater critic, discovers his two aunts have a sinister secret and must balance the chaos of the situation with his recent engagement to his girlfriend, Elaine. To add to the chaos, Mortimer’s two aunts, Abby and Martha, invite old men to enter their home in the interest of renting a room and Mortimer’s brother, Teddy, believes he’s Teddy Roosevelt. If that wasn’t enough, a pair of mysterious men are about to visit and add their own ominous plans to the “normal” lives of the Brewster family. Shockingly, it may be that the aunts are hiding an even larger secret than the new visitors.
Performances of Arsenic and Old Lace will be on November 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7 p.m.; November 10 at 2 p.m.; and November 14 at 5 p.m. at the Henderson Theater. Tickets cost $10 for adults (over 16), $7 for children, and $5 for seniors and CBA students. Tickets can be purchased at cba.booktix.com or at the door. Additional information about the show and Pegasus Production Company can be found here or on the company’s social media pages (@PegasusProdCo on Instagram and Twitter, Pegasus Production Company on Facebook).
Pegasus Production Company is a student-run company, led by a Board of Directors consisting entirely of students. Each production features student created sets, costumes, and technical designs. The production is overseen by director and CBA alumnus Marcos Orozco, assistant director Christina Rak, and costumer Therese Heidelberger.