The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present Joseph Kesselring’s classic black comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” March 23-April 1 in the Theatre Arts Main Stage, 1900 Pico Blvd.
A popular black comedy that has been widely performed since it opened on Broadway in 1941 and has been translated into many languages, “Arsenic and Old Lace” follows Mortimer as he discovers that madness runs rampant in his family. Relatives include a brother who imagines himself to be Theodore Roosevelt and his maiden aunts who have taken to murdering old men by poisoning their elderberry wine.
Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. A 2 p.m. show is added for Saturday, March 31.
Tickets range from $10 to $15. A $1-per-ticket service charge is added. The preview March 22 is $8.
Call 310.434.4319 or go to www.smc.edu/theatre. Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.