West Jordan Theater Arts is presenting the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the historic Sugar Factory Playhouse.
Directed by Merrill Dodge, this 1940’s comedy is driven by two aging spinsters, the Brewster sisters (Giselle Airriess and Michelle Groves), who have opened their Victorian home to boarders. As gentlemen inquire about a room, these two sweet ladies offer them a glass of homemade Elderberry wine laced with myriad of deadly delights. Police get involved when Teddy Brewster (Bud Perry), who thinks he’s President Roosevelt, blows his bugle and charges up San Juan Hill, disturbing the neighbors. Evil nephew Jonathon Brewster (Gordon Jones) and his sidekick Dr. Einstein (Sean Buckley) return from prison with a dead body and try to bury him in the basement of the Brewster home.
It seems the only sane Brewster is Mortimer (Bob Bedore), who is engaged to Elaine (Jennifer Mason), but is worried that his roots will betray him, and he’ll become as batty as the rest of the family.