Arsen und Spitzenhäubchen

In the organizer's words:
Family is hell. Province is hell. Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Lace is about a family in the provinces.

The cast of characters includes the two lovely old ladies Abby and Martha Brewster, their mentally slightly disoriented nephew Teddy the frustrated theater critic Mortimer, two professional murderers, a late girl, a village priest and all of them are somehow related or related by marriage.

The plot of this classic of black humor is essentially a bunch of people trying to maneuver a bunch of bodies through a house without letting each other notice.

The arsenic doesn't scare the viewer in the process, it's the lace chaps that amusingly teach him to be afraid. For what is scary are not the murders, but the horrible normality and modesty of the perpetrators, the horror of the petty bourgeoisie and what lurks behind it.

Nothing can be more frightening than a well-kept front garden. Nothing hides more than a clean facade. And nothing is funnier than an old-style comedy with everything that goes with it:

Bodies in the basement, corpses in the kitchen, lots of open and closed doors, chests and floor flaps. Stairs, staircases and angles. This content has been machine translated.

Price information:

21.00 - 39.00€


Berliner Kriminal Theater Palisadenstraße 48 10243 Berlin

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