Stockbridge, MA, April 6, 2015–The Berkshire Waldorf High school Class of 2015 presents Joseph Kesselring’s 1939 comedy classic Arsenic and Old Lace at the Unicorn Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 person or $40 per family, available at the door but seating is limited. Seats can be reserved in advance by calling the Berkshire Waldorf High School at (413-298-3800).
Arsenic and Old Lace takes place in the Brooklyn apartment of the Brewster family, descended from Mayflower colonists. The family consists of two old ladies who murder old men with poisoned wine—out of sympathy for their lonely lives; their son Mortimer, a theater critic; his fiancé, Elaine; Mortimer’s mad brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt; an alcoholic plastic surgeon named Dr. Einstein; and some local cops.
This is the first senior Play” for the Waldorf High School, which produces two plays annually as guest performers at the Unicorn Theatre, part of the Berkshire Theater Group. Director Beth Robbins says, “The senior play will bring the graduating class together in a bonding experience shortly before they graduate.”
The Waldorf High School presented Much Ado About Nothing in February, a first collaboration with Shakespeare & Company. Last year, the school presented Michael Frayn’s Audience and Mary Chase’s Harvey, both at the Unicorn Theatre.
About: Located around the corner from Norman Rockwell’s famous Main Street in Stockbridge,MA, the Berkshire Waldorf High School is a co-educational, college preparatory school for 9th through 12th graders providing education that seeks truth, develops imagination, nurtures growth, fosters responsibility and honors inner freedom. A better than 2:1 ratio of students to faculty creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, artistic fulfillment, openness and mutual respect, with a mission to be affordable to all admitted students, including homeschoolers. www.waldorfhigh.org
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