Arsenic and Old Lace (migrated from bookblogger)

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!)

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