Metro Theatre presents a perennial favourite and endearing comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, as the second show of its season from October 3rd through October 31st, 2009.
Possibly best known for the 1944 film adapation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra, as a stage play, Arsenic and Old Lace played on Broadway at the now defunct Hudson Theatre for over 1,440 performances before closing in 1944. Since then, the stage play has become a staple for amateur and professional theatre companies around the world and even saw a Broadway revival in 1986.
Legend has it that the play, originally called Bodies in Our Cellar, was conceived as a serious thriller and that producers Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse were responsible for turning it into a comedy.
Arsenic and Old Lace
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
October 3 – 31, 2009 (Wednesday to Saturday) plus two Sunday 2pm matinees on Oct 11 and Oct 25
One drink of these elderly eccentrics’ arsenic-laced elderberry wine could land you buried in their basement! One of the theater’s most endearing comedies, Joseph Kesselring’s hilarious farce is an American classic..
Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and may be obtained by calling the Metro Box Office at 604 266-7191. Visit http://www.metrotheatre.org for more information.