Arsenic and Old Lace
by Crystal Sea Drama Company

Feb. 14 - Feb. 23


First brought to the stage in 1941, Joseph Kesselring’s dark comedy is set in the home of the Brewsters, a family descended from the “Mayflower.” Abby and Martha keep house, while nephew Teddy (who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt) digs the Panama canal in the basement. The two spinsters have a small habit of populating the “canal” with the remains of lonely, elderly men, whom they have poisoned with homemade elderberry wine, laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide. Our hero, Mortimer Brewster, desperately tries to deal with his aunts and with Teddy, along with his criminal brother, Jonathan, and Jonathan’s cohort, Dr. Einstein, while worrying that he will also end up with the insanity that is running rampant in his family. Made famous by the film of the same name in 1944, the play was a smash hit on Broadway, running for 1,444 performances.

Performed by the Crystal Sea Players, a troupe of adult actors who perform shows as fundraisers for CSDC’s educational programs. This is their second production, following last year’s hit, Hallelujah Girls.

Tickets are on sale now: $12/Adults; $10/Students, Seniors, Military, and SATCO

A $1 processing fee per ticket will be added to all transactions, including cash sales at the door. 

For further information and questions about reservations, email, or call 210/849-0934.

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Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Crystal Sea Drama Company

February 14 - February 23, 2020
Crystal Sea Drama Company
8414 Speedway Drive
San Antonio, TX, 78230

Performance dates: Feb. 14-15, 21-23, 2020

February 14-15, 21-22, 2020, 7:30 p.m.


February 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

8414 Speedway Dr., San Antonio, Texas, 78230