If you think you have a dysfunctional family with skeletons in the closet, you haven’t met the Brewsters. “Arsenic and Old Lace,” the classic comedy-mystery, takes odd relatives to the max, and there are literally skeletons in the basement. The Licklog Players production opens Oct. 28 and runs the 29-30 and Nov. 4-6.
The story follows poor Mortimer Brewster who comes to see his aunts to tell them about his coming wedding. When he discovers what his aunts’ charitable activities are, he realizes his own happiness might never happen. The aunts “help” lonely men by giving them their homemade elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and a pinch of cyanide.