MAC Theater

The Marion Art Center is pleased to present Arsenic & Old Lace, written by Joseph Kesserling and directed by Donn Tyler. Performance dates are March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. Friday and Saturday shows will start at 7:30 pm, while the Sunday matinee will begin at 2:00 pm. The cast includes Kiah Allaire, Ron Biever, Jack Boesen, Chris Clark, Tom Conway, Ann-Marie Foley, Bethany Lamoureux, Susan Salvesen, Jacqueline Sophia, Aidan Weaver, Jess Wilson, and Harvey Ussach. Kiah Allaire is Assistant Director, Sound and Lighting tech is Steven McManus, and set construction is by Dick Sullivan and Connor Sullivan.

            Synopsis: Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell Abby and Martha before they stumble upon the body themselves, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor, they killed him. Between his aunts’ penchant for poisoning wine, a brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another brother using plastic surgery to hide from the police — not to mention Mortimer’s own hesitancy about marriage — it’ll be a miracle if Mortimer makes it to his wedding. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family

            Tickets are on sale now for MAC members ($20) and go on sale to nonmembers ($23) on February 15; tickets can be purchased online at The MAC is a participant in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program, in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming. Learn more about the MAC’s free or low cost ticket offerings at

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