Bluffton University to present fall play


“Arsenic and Old Lace”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Ramseyer Auditorium, College, Hall, Bluffton University. Adults $8, seniors and staff $6, university students free. Tickets bluffton.edu, 419-358-3239.

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University will present its fall play, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in College Hall’s Ramseyer Auditorium.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, university staff and non-university students, and free for Bluffton University students. Tickets are available at bluffton.edu or by calling the box office at 419-358-3239.

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In “Arsenic and Old Lace,” theater critic Mortimer Brewster’s charming and charitable aunts have an usual ministry ¾ helping lonely boarders to their heavenly rest by serving poisoned elderberry wine. The famous 1941 dark comedy features a nephew who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, a gangster on the run and unsuspecting police officers dropping in on the mayhem.

Participating students are as follows:

Abby Brewster — Payton Stephens ’23 of Lebanon, Ohio

Rev. Dr. Harper — Kayden Cordell ’23 of Marysville, Ohio

Teddy Brewster — Eric Lehman ’22 of Delphos, Ohio

Officer Brophy —Wyatt Walker ’23 of Farmland, Ind.

Officer Klein — Allison Heldman ’23 of Findlay, Ohio

Martha Brewster — Olivia “Lou” Westcott ’23 of Toledo, Ohio

Elaine Harper — Shannon Benner ’23 of Circleville, Ohio

Mortimer Brewster — Adam Shanaman ’22 of Bellevue, Ohio

Mr. Gibbs — Kayden Cordell ’23 of Marysville, Ohio

Jonathan Brewster — Adam Byram ’22 of Fort Recovery, Ohio

Dr. Einstein — Olivia Hattery ’23 of Kenton, Ohio

Officer O’Hara — Rae Auchmuty ’23 of Columbus Grove, Ohio

Lieutenant Rooney — Caleb Mikesell ’23 of Bluffton, Ohio

Mr. Witherspoon — Sara Poiry ’23 of Graytown, Ohio

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“Arsenic and Old Lace”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Ramseyer Auditorium, College, Hall, Bluffton University. Adults $8, seniors and staff $6, university students free. Tickets bluffton.edu, 419-358-3239.

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