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July 11, 2017 > Arsenic and Old Lace takes the stage

Arsenic and Old Lace takes the stage

Submitted By San Leandro Players Ensemble

San Leandro Players Ensemble (SLPE) is pleased to bring one of AmericaÕs most iconic and loved comedies of all time, Joseph KesselringÕs ÒArsenic and Old Lace,Ó to the stage. This production features a new look into the lives of the two zany Brewster aunts, played by Jessie Lee as Abbey and Terry Guillory as Martha, as they live the life of a family disconnected from reality.

Mortimer BrewsterÕs two wacky aunts think itÕs proper and humane to kill lonely elderly men with elderberry and arsenic and a touch of cyanide. A household of zany relatives and sidekicks bring their own insanity and mystery to the household, and Mortimer's lovely fiancˇe (who lives next door) gets caught up in ways that tax her patience and love. Hilarity ensues!

In this production, director Mark OÕNeill is enhancing the creativity of the play by allowing two menÕs roles to be played by women Ð Teddy (played by Robyn Werk), who believes that she is President Teddy Roosevelt, and Dr. Einstein (played by Maya Rath), who is JonathanÕs love interest and plastic surgeon. Other actors in this production are Sage Hindley, Ben Yuen, Natalie Moises, James Paul Gregory, Mark De Weesse, Paul Pedersen, and Richard Claar.

General admission is $20 and $15 for seniors, kids under age 12, TBA members, and students with ID. Join us for the Pay-What-You-Can Performance Sunday, July 23 at 2 p.m. For information or reservations, please call (510) 895-2573 or buy tickets online at

Arsenic and Old Lace
Saturday, Jul 15 Ð Sunday, Aug 13
8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, Aug 4 & 11
2 p.m. Sundays
San Leandro Museum/Auditorium
320 West Estudillo Ave, San Leandro
(510) 895-2573
Tickets: $20, $15 seniors/under 12/TBA members/students with ID

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