We love classic theater. Romeo and Juliet. Death of a Salesman. Jerry Springer: The Opera.
Well now, Dallas Theater Center is putting on an all-time favorite worthy of its popularity: Arsenic and Old Lace. It’s a tale as old as time. Elderly sisters luring lonely old men into their home with the promise of booze and maybe even a little poke in the Dustbuster. Only they never get that far because their vino has been poisoned. They come for the 69, but end up with strychnine. A little cyanide. And of course, Spoiler Alert, arsenic.
It may sound fiendish, but in fact, senior citizen on senior citizen violence has never been this funny. Or star-powered.
The production finds DTC back in their old stomping grounds, the Kalita Humphreys Theater. And on its storied stage, two of Broadway’s best are bringing down the house. Betty Buckley, Tony Award winner for Cats, star of the musical version of Sunset Boulevard and everybody’s second-favorite TV step-mom on Eight Is Enough, stars as Martha Brewster. Giving ol’ Betty a run for her scene stealing is fellow Broadway legend Tovah Feldshuh as sister Abigail.
The show continues previews tonight through Thursday with opening night on Friday. And if you’re kind enough to get to the end of this story, we might just have a little surprise for one of our devoted readers. Then join us on opening night for one of the greatest opportunities to see something truly worthy of the term “classic.”
Tickets: $15 – $90
Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas
Gay List Daily Giveaway
Want to win a free pair of tickets? Drop us your info at our Contact Us page. Include your favorite TV step-mom and phone number in the comments section and we’ll let you know if you’ve won. Tickets are good for any performance with available seating. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. tonight, February 8, 2011.
Photo by Brandon Thibodeaux