‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ @ Kentucky Center

Oct. 28-Nov. 7

MeX Theater, Kentucky Center
501 W. Main St. • 584-7777
www.kentuckycenter.org
$15; 8 p.m. (2 p.m. on Nov. 7)

During an election year, there’s a lot of talk about skeletons in closets, but (hopefully) it’s all figurative. In the case of the Brewsters, however, there are literally bodies buried in the basement — and in the window seat. But, you see, they had to put the body in the window seat because the reverend was coming by, and it wouldn’t be very nice for him to see a dead body … at least not at teatime. It’s Louisville Repertory Co.’s hilarious, farcical black comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. One of America’s classic comedies, it’s the story of Mortimer Brewster and his sweet yet homicidal spinster aunts, a murderous brother who’s had plastic surgery to conceal his identity, and another brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt. —Laura Morton

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