“Arsenic and Old Lace,” written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Susann Hall and Alice Duerksen, opens at The Nelson Street Theatre tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. for six straight performances. Tickets may be purchased at the door, $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens (65+) and students. Other performances will be Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Dinner Theatre (reservations required), Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m.
“We’re trying what I call a ‘Broadway Marathon’,” said Alice Duerksen, Fort Stockton Community Theatre President. “We could not get a cast of fourteen people together for two straight weekends, so we decided to try six straight performances. Monday night will be Ladies’ Night for those who are not Monday Night Football fans, and ladies will get in for half-price.”
The comedy stars FSCT Stage veterans Mary K. Mills, Randy Hurt, Ray Griffith, Robert Knight, Laura Latham-McKenzie, Louie Trejo, Garrett Huckaby, Seth Hall, Danny Dixon, and Art Fuentes. Four cast members are making their FSCT Stage debut, including Dan Frank, Zendel Trejo, James Hall, and John Sparks. Sayde Hall is understudy for Zendel Trejo, who will be with her choir students at tryouts on Saturday. Veteran Stage Managers Oralia Holland and Penny Smith keep things running smoothly backstage. Justus Hall is running lights and sound.
“I love having young people working with us older folks,” said Duerksen. “We learn from each other and share the fun of play production.”
Make plans to come and enjoy watching the wacky Brewster family deal with lonely old men and murderous relatives. CHARGE! (Come to the play to get the meaning of that order.)