“Arsenic and Old Lace” To Open at JBU Feb. 17

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (January 12, 2011) — The John Brown University drama department is pleased to present “Arsenic and Old Lace” for four performances February 17-20 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

The classic comedy centers around two charming and seemingly innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously acceptable roomers and the antics of their friends and family.

“This is a play with a lot of situational comedy, and these students have added their own characterizations to make it very funny,” said Jan Lauderdale, play director. 

“Arsenic and Old Lace” will be performed in JBU’s new Berry Performing Arts Center. Lauderdale said she is excited about the ability to construct a full-size set in the new facility, utilizing the new scene shop.  Students majoring in Construction Management at JBU will build the set. 

Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 17-19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for students, and may be purchased at www.jbu.edu/tickets.  For more information, please call 479-524-7382.  Reservations are recommended.