Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
Believe it or not, I’ve never seen this play or movie and my son, Michael just got a part in this play at school. So, of course, I had to read the book!
What a wacky play! The characters are totally twisted and there is really no real “message” to the story. I will not summarize the plot because that would take longer than the play itself. Suffice it to say that it is outlandish and bizarre — sort of a Keystone Kops-meets-the-Addams Family, complete with sweet little old ladies and dead bodies. Some of it is funny, but a lot of it is just crazy.
Hopefully. it comes alive onstage and that will be the magic! (Directors must have much more imagination than I do!)