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C.H. Players to present ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

“Arsenic and Old Lace” will be performed by the Court House Players next weekend, April 29 through May 1, at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The classic comedy/mystery chases the antics of a whacky family whose intentions are honorable—except when they’re not.

Two elderly sisters, portrayed by Jennifer Mercer and Linda Ours, have a mission in life: to help lonely old men make their way to the happy hunting grounds in the gentlest way possible, by serving them a very special elderberry wine.

The spinsters’ nephew Mortimer, a New York theater critic played by James King, adores his aunts, but makes a horrifying discovery about them when he brings his fiancée Elaine, played by Julia Blake, to meet them.

An array of zany characters creates havoc, including Ernie Campos as Uncle Teddy, who lives with his sisters and thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt. Things become really testy when Sheldon Roberts as Dr. Eins...

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