The Sterling College Theatre Program will be presenting Arsenic and Old Lace at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus.
This dark comedy was written by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, who began his theatrical career at nearby Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, directing productions there from 1922-1924. In 1941 his play Arsenic and Old Lace opened on Broadway and ran for more than three years. In 1944, the film version was released, starring Cary Grant as main character Mortimer Brewster.
On Friday, February 27, Sterling College will host Anthony W. Thompson, chairman and CEO of Thompson National Properties, as its 2009 Oscar Schmidt Convocation speaker. The event will be held at Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus at 10:00 a.m. The event is open to the public.