Arsenic & Old Lace- opens this weekend!

Well hello! Long time, no?
It's been a busy coupla weeks! Last week I spent most of the week hanging out with my grandma while mom went to work. Over the weekend and some of this week, I've been busy helping a friend out with his production of Arsenic and Old Lace. I did the postcard, poster and banner designs as well as spent a great number of hours (hours and hours and hours) painting the set! (I will never paint stripes on a wall again!) I've got to admit-- the set looks INCREDIBLE! The show opens this Saturday-- if you're in the Chicagoland area, you should check it out! It's a really great show with a fabulous and talented cast AND it has a FABULOUS set!

The James Downing Theater presents Arsenic and Old Lace The James Downing Theater presents Arsenic and Old Lace

Here's the details:

The John Waldron Arts Center & The James Downing Theatre are proud to
announce their production of ARSENIC & OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring.
Performances run at 7:30pm on SATURDAYS, and at 1:30pm on SUNDAYS,
March 21 – April 5, 2009 at The John Waldron Arts Center, 6740 North
Oliphant Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15
for Students & Seniors. Reserved Groups of 10 or more are $10 each.
Tickets can be reserved by calling (773) 792-3030 or by going to SEATING IS LIMITED!

The enduring comedy classic, ARSENIC & OLD LACE is farcical genius.
Poor Mortimer Brewster, a theatre-hating drama critic who must deal
with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, New
York, while he debates whether to go through with his recent promise
to marry the woman he loves. Meanwhile his sweet spinster aunts have
taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of
home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a
pinch" of cyanide. Add a sweet brother who believes he is Teddy
Roosevelt and another brother who's not so nice and is running from
the law with his alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein, and you've got
one unforgettable show! Don't miss it!

Produced & Directed by Joshua Dlouhy, Assistant Directed by Mark
Brewer, Lighting Design by Steve Kedzierski, and Set & Costume Design
by Floyd A. May, ARSENIC & OLD LACE features the ensemble talent of
Kelly Andersen, Mark Brewer, Ron Denham, David Downing, Mark L. Kroon,
John Lattuada, Rory Leahy, Terry Maloney, Floyd A. May, Jerry Miller,
Liliana Mitchell, Sue Mrotek, Ben Muller and Michael Zubb.

The John Waldron Arts Center, a program of Edison Park United
Methodist Church, houses The James Downing Theatre and Pintig/Circa
Theatre and is an Arts Resource Center of plays, music & scores. For
more info, contact Jerry Miller at (773) 792-3030, e-mail or go to