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Renton Civic Theatre presenting farcical Arsenic and Old Lace

The cast of the Renton Civic Theatre production of  ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ includes, from left, Bob Barnett, Robert Hankins and Robert Gellar. - Jeff Carpenter
The cast of the Renton Civic Theatre production of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ includes, from left, Bob Barnett, Robert Hankins and Robert Gellar.
— image credit: Jeff Carpenter

Renton Civic Theatre will present the farcical macabre comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace," Oct. 19-Nov. 3.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays at the theater, 507 S. Third St, Renton.

"Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring was on Broadway and in movie theaters, starring Cary Grant as the drama critic Mortimer Brewster.

The play tells the story of Brewster's impending marriage to his fiancé, when he discovers his spinster aunts’ murderous habits.

They take in lonely old men and then poison them. Helping them with their deadly deeds is Brewster's mentally challenged brother.

Brewster must deal with his insane family, the Brooklyn police, and a dead body while trying to also deal with his fiancé.

Tickets are available at the box office at, 425-226-5529 and rentoncivictheater.org.

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