Theatre critic Mortimer Brewster plans to get engaged to his sweetheart Elaine. But he discovers his two
charming elderly aunts have taken up a gruesome hobby: they “charitably” murder lonely old men by giving
them elderberry wine laced with arsenic! Meanwhile, his dotty brother Teddy, who thinks he is Theodore
Roosevelt, is digging the Panama Canal in the basement – a handy place to bury the bodies. Matters are
made worse by the unwelcome return of his serial-killer brother Jonathan, with his drunk plastic surgeon,
a new face, and a corpse in tow. How can Mortimer stop their murderous antics without giving things away?
And how can he marry Elaine when insanity seems to run in his homicidal family?
Arsenic and Old Lace was a smash hit when it opened in New York and became an all-time classic film.
Join us for a rollicking black farce!
Venue: Theater an der Marschnerstraße, Marschnerstraße 46, 22081 Hamburg.
Underground station Hamburger Straße
11 - 14 and 18 - 21 May 2011, Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7.30 pm,
Matinee performance on Saturday 14 May at 3.30 pm
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Tickets for 10, 12 or 15 euros. Premiere on 11 May – all tickets 10 euros. Group discounts available.
Discounted tickets for students on presentation of their student ID (subject to availability): 7 euros