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Bear River High presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

The Union StaffStarring in Bear River High School's production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" are (from left): Adrian Molina as Mortimer Webster, Nicole Dye as Martha Brewster, Michele Fitzhugh as Abby Brewster, and Jon Neely as Teddy Brewster.
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Bear River High School Drama Department presents Joseph Kesselring’s classic “Arsenic and Old Lace” Friday and Saturday.

Written in 1944, the comedy is about two kind old women, Abby and Martha Brewster, and their three abnormal nephews: “Teddy,” who thinks he is President “Teddy” Roosevelt; Jonathan, an utterly psychotic murderer; and Mortimer, a brilliant theater critic.

After Mortimer discovers that his kindly aunts have actually killed 12 poor, lonely lodgers to put them out of their “misery” of being alone, Mortimer then has to deal with Jonathan, who escapes from an insane asylum to hide his own body.



Before the night is over, the murderers try to hide their victims from each other and the police.

Directed by Rob Metcalfe, the Bear River cast includes Ron Andrews, Samantha Brown, Jason Clark, Nicole Dye, Michelle Fitzhugh, Zack Gholikely, Jenna Jamieson, Catherine McChristian, Adrian Molina, John Neely, David Payne, Toni Ramos, Chris Stafford and Ryan Weidert. Stage managers are Brittany Chapman and Amanda Lambott.




Curtain time is 7 both nights. Tickets are at the school’s student store and at the door. Admission is $5 for students and $7 for adults.

The high school is at 11130 Magnolia Road, near Lake of the Pines. For questions, call 268-3700, extension 4826.


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