'Arsenic and Old Lace' Revisited at the Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — Franklin Footlight Theatre proudly presents the ageless and energetically funny comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring at the Franklin Opera House.

There will be four performances: Thursday March 20th through Saturday March 22nd at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday March 23rd matinee at 2 p.m.. Ticket prices are $14 for Seniors (over 55) and Students, $16 adults, and can be purchased in advance through the Opera House website, www.franklinoperahouse.org or by calling the box office, 934-1901.

The production features the talents of Jennifer Simpson, Doug Embree, Ben Heath, Robbie LaFlamme, Sean Jordan, Suzanne Banister, Jennifer Creasey, Colin Malette, Peter Heath, Gary Evans, Howard Amsden, John Masse, Paul Smith, and Vince Ribas. Also contributing their artistic skills are Chris Schroeder and Amanda Chance designing and building the Victorian set, Lori McGinley costumes, Sue Bitteto props, Dan Darling lighting design, Mark Bitteto stage managing, and Leigh Webb, producing and directing.

This wonderful 1940's comedy is an hilarious play of nobly motivated but somewhat misguided (and definitely illegal) deeds of two lovable sisters, complemented and complicated by the quirky personalities of the entire family. The show's timeless humor and familiar story will be sure to appeal to a broad spectrum of patrons, who understand the value of community-based entertainment and its ability to showcase understated talent.

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