Essay on Arsenic And Old Lace At The Artisan Theatre

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On Saturday, I went and saw the play Arsenic and Old Lace at the Artisan Theatre in Bedford. A brief synopsis of the play is about a house that is owned by Abby and Martha Brewster with four others who reside in that house. One is Mortimer, Abby and Martha Brewster nephew, who is also in love with the reverend’s daughter, Elaine. Mortimer then decides to ask Elaine to marry him with which she responds yes to. Then after getting engaged, she goes and tells her father, the reverend. Elaine is now out of the scene, and as Mortimer was about to tell both of his aunts that he intends to marry Elaine, he finds a dead body in the window seat of the house. He originally thought his brother, Teddy, killed the person whose body he had found in the window seat, and immediately alerts his aunts of his discovery.

When he told his aunts they said that they were the ones who killed that man not Teddy, and they did it with their homemade elderberry wine. They also said that it was the 12th person they had killed, but that they had a reason behind killing these people, and the reason was that they had simply felt bad for them. The people they had killed where lonely older gentlemen who do not have much to live for, so they take them out of their misery. But then Mortimer over reacts about the whole thing and tries to keep everyone out of the house. As a result, when Elaine came back trying to spend some time with the man who she just got engaged with he tried to kindly ask her to leave.…

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