Arsenic & Old Lace: 

by Joseph Kesselring

The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.

His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of Yellow Fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

The Spring Musical

This year the spring musical, Willy Wonka, will be performed on Friday March 23rd and Saturday March 24th at 7:00pm with a matinee performance on Saturday March 24th at 2:00pm.

Auditions will be held in the band room on Tuesday November 28th with a snow date of Wednesday November 29th.

This fundraiser is to help sponsor the Dramatic Performance and Foods class annual trip to New York City and will be held on Friday, April 13th.

New York City Overnight

This year we will be visiting New York City on Saturday May 19th.

This year the Drama Club Awards will be distributed during the BFUHS awards ceremony at the end of May.

Student Written/ Directed One-Act Plays

This event will be held on Thursday May 31st at 4:00PM in the BFUHS auditorium as part of the final project for the Dramatic Performance class.