LHS production of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ begins Thursday

LACONIA — Laconia High School Theatre Arts is proud to present the classic, "Arsenic and Old Lace" Thursday-Saturday, January 16-18 at 7 p.m.

"Arsenic and Old Lace" is a classic comedic romp, and a perennial favorite of high schools and community theatre groups due to its popularity with audiences. The story focuses on the spinster Brewster sisters, Abby and Martha, who live in their family's home in Brooklyn, with their nephew, Teddy, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt. They live a quiet, dignified life full of charity and generosity. But they have a secret, and when their other nephew, Mortimer, drops in for a visit, and accidentally stumbles across their secret, things start to go haywire. Later, a third nephew Johnathon, reappears in Brooklyn, and that's when things really go crazy.

Senior Kaela Sweetland and junior Emily Paronto are featured as Martha and Abby Brewster, respectively, with junior Reese Miles as their nephew Mortimer. Teddy is played by senior Quinn Davis, and junior Mitchell Bailey plays Johnathon. Senior Jasmyn Murgatroy plays Elaine, Mortimer's girlfriend. Rounding out the main cast is junior Andrew Emannuel as Dr. Herman Einstein. Iisa Humphreys, Carly DeNauw, Marisa McDermott, John Hammond, Taylor Gagne, Denis Zecevic, and Tim Mackzo appear as well.

"You're in for a great show," says Director Bernie Campbell. "It's a rollicking good time."

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door. For more information call 603-524-3350, ext 4616.