Delaware State University’s Theater Program will present the student production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” during two performances at 7 p.m. March 22-23 in the Education and Humanities Theatre on campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.
Written by Joseph Kesselring and produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, “Arsenic and Old Lace” is a comedic take on a classic murder-duo saga. The play is centered around two Victorian sisters, Abby, Emily Clark; and Martha, Amira Davis, who have a version of social justice in 1930s Brooklyn. Inevitably, their nephew, Mortimer, Caleb Jordan; his fiancé Elaine, Zaire Davis; and their nephew Teddy, Nick Poole, are forced to cover their tracks to protect the sisters from the less-than-qualified police force and clergy members.
The play is directed by Amanda Anderson, assistant professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, which is under the university’s College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences.
Tickets for the production are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door on the nights of the production.