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Highland Park High School Performs Arsenic and Old Lace

Highland Park High School Performs Arsenic and Old Lace


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Highland Park, NJ: October 26, 2015 –The Highland Park High School Drama Club presents Joseph Kesselring’s 1939 comedy classic Arsenic and Old Lace at the Highland Park High School Auditorium on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7pm, Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7pm, and Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children.  Tickets are available at the door or by logging on to


Arsenic and Old Lace takes place in the Brooklyn apartment of the Brewster family, descended from Mayflower colonists. The characters include two old ladies who murder lonely old men with poisoned wine, their nephew Mortimer who is a theater critic, his fiancé Elaine, Mortimer’s mad brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, an alcoholic plastic surgeon named Dr. Einstein, and some local cops.

This is the first senior play directed by the new HPHS Drama Club Directors, Tova Halpern and Nikole Rizzo, with technical direction provided by Chris DeLuca. The HPHS Drama Club produces three plays annually: a fall drama, spring musical, and Showcase at the end of the year. Director Tova Halpern says, “We are excited to be a part of this amazing group of students.” Director Nikole Rizzo says, “Come support the arts in your town!”


About: The Highland Park High School Drama Club is an after-school program for 7th through 12th graders directed by Tova Halpern and Nikole Rizzo. Technical Director is Chris DeLuca. For ticket information go to

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