Arsenic and Old Lace: A Sensible Chuckle

 By Kelly Coleman ’23

Ladies and gentlemen, (mostly gentlemen), the Saint Ignatius Harlequins have done it again. Their production of Arsenic and Old Lace, to which students could gain admission to for a measly five dollars, was well worth the price of admission, and an entertaining showing through and through. The set of the Brewster home shattered expectations, both literally and figuratively. The set was simply smashing, a two story home created on our very own Hummer Theater, though the integrity of the glass may have been in question when one window pane was broken live on stage, thankfully without any injuries. The comedy was exemplary, leaving me with quite a few hearty chortles. Oh, and I would be remiss to not mention the performances! The actors sold the jokes with their zeal and energy, with sophomore Tommy Bilczo as the raucous Teddy Brewster seeming a fan favorite. Great thanks to everyone, both on and off the stage, for putting on such a wonderful performance.

Look at ’em go!


I am aware that hearing me eulogize the performance may have filled many of you with regret at not having been able to make it to see the show for yourself. Fortunately for you, the Saint Ignatius Harlequins will, this coming March, be putting on a production of the famed musical Godspell for your very own viewing pleasure. Maybe, however, Arsenic and Old Lace has inspired you. You wish to go beyond a mere audience member; you want to become… more. Then, my friend, turn your mind’s eye to the stage once more and heed my words. Auditions for Godspell take place November 29th through December 1st. For those less predisposed to the big stage, the tech crew always desires fresh blood. Anyone who may be interested in auditioning for the show or joining tech crew is encouraged to find more information at Break a leg, Saint Ignatius.