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Ferrum NewsThe Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre Presents: "Arsenic and Old Lace"

The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre Presents: "Arsenic and Old Lace"

7/1/2009



 The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre, located on the Ferrum College campus, will be presenting Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace” the evening of June 30, and will run until Saturday, July 11. This is the Dinner Theatre’s third production of the season.
This classic American comedy has been entertaining audiences for generations. The play is a farcical combination of young love, a returning relative and houseguest who can't be persuaded to leave, bodies in window seats and an uncle who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt. Top this off with two Aunts whose decidedly unusual hobby will have your sides splitting with laughter.

The cast features Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre veterans Emily Rose Tucker, Chandra Diesel, Joe Ray, Willie Thompson, Milt Rowan, Mike Trochim, Rex Stephenson, Morgan Price, Kenneth Barron and Karen Massey. Rounding out the cast are new company members Carl Krickmire, Eric Loughlin, Danna Pantzke and Ian Young.

The Saturday night seminars, which are informal discussions at 6 PM in Franklin Hall, will be led by former Ferrum College history professor, Dr. Douglas Ford, and former BRDT leading actress Nikki Payne-Dunn.

The luncheon and evening meals are served in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room, and feature three courses buffet style, with the cast of "Arsenic and Old Lace" serving as waiters. The play is performed in the Sale Theatre, a fully air-conditioned space, with no seat more than 30 feet from the stage.

For more information or reservations, call (540) 365-4335, or visit us at our website: www.blueridgedinnertheatre.com.

Photo Caption: Emily Rose Tucker, left, and Chandra Diesel, right, portraying Aunt Abby and Aunt Martha as they are frightened by their deranged nephew Jonathan, played by Mike Trochim. This classic American farce, "Arsenic and Old Lace," hosts a number of other memorable characters, and will open at the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre on the Ferrum College campus, Tuesday, June 30. The show will run for two weeks. Call (540) 354-4335 for tickets and information.