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Treat yourself to some classic fun with this outstanding comedy. The North Carolina History Theater will present Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic & Old Lace” at the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Hall at 529 S. Front St. on May 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30pm and on May 7 & 14 at 2pm

Written in 1939, Arsenic and Old Lace was first presented in 1941. Folks needed light entertainment as they were worried about war in Europe and the growing fear that America would be pulled into it. On January 10, Broadway gave them exactly what they were looking for in the form of a hilarious new play by Joseph Kesselring,

Many remember the 1944 Frank Capra film starring Cary Grant. We tend to think of dysfunctional families as a recent label.  This hilarious group shows they’ve been around a long time.  Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family.

Directed by Sue Baldwin, “Arsenic and Old Lace” promises to provide a lively evening full of classic entertainment.

Tickets for “Arsenic and Old Lace are available online (click the button above) or in person at the Bank of the Arts at 317 Middle Street in New Bern.

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Meet The Brewsters

Here's Mortimer Brewster and his Aunts Abby and Martha along with fiancé (almost) Elaine Harper.

Played by Adam Scott, Marty Dzioba, Marilyn Marr and Lisa Coltrain

The Trouble

Black sheep brother Jonathan Brewster (John Rock, right) and his co-hort, Dr. Einstein (Daryl Harris) drop in for an unexpected visit.

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