WOODBINE — The show must go on!
That has been the theme this year for the Woodbine High School Theatre Department as their fall 2020 production was delayed to this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department is showing "Arsenic and Old Lace," a tale about an unusual family with some dark secrets.
One online synopsis reads: Mortimer appears to lead a normal, happy life. Recently engaged to be married, he plans a trip to visit his spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster. However, shortly after Mortimer’s arrival, he discovers that his innocent aunts have a deadly secret buried in the basement. Attempting to protect society without sending Abby and Martha to prison, hilarity and madness ensue as Mortimer tries to wrangle in his crazy aunts, along with his brothers: Theodore, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and maniacal, murderous Jonathan.
Ever since her appointment to School play director, Michelle Drenth, said she wanted this to be the first play she directed.
"It's one of those old classics," Drenth commented.
Co-directing the play with her is Kara Gibson, the School's elementary counselor, who was in a production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" back in her high school days.
The cast and crew number around 20. And Drenth said she is really excited about this group of students who are portraying the characters.
A couple other interesting notes about the play: A Woodbine High School alum, Dallas Drenth, is a member of the cast. And Gibson and Drenth are cast members, too.
The Saturday, April 10th show will begin at 7 p.m. The Sunday, April 11th matinee will start at 2 p.m. The location will be the new gym.