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Local student to appear in ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Waldorf College in October

FOREST CITY — Alexa Bainbridge of Newton will appear in the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Waldorf College in Forest City. The show runs from Wednesday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Smith Theatre.

Since 1941, Joseph Kesselring’s play has had audiences laughing in their seats with a story about a family of questionable sanity. Two spinster aunts’ homemade elderberry wine, three quirky nephews and a couple of dead bodies come together for an entertaining tale.

“Arsenic and Old Lace is an American favorite. It’s a bit like the Addams Family 20 years before there was an Addams Family,” said Dr. Robert AuFrance, play director and Waldorf’s associate professor of theater. “Over the years, I’ve had a lot of requests from people to present it.”

All shows start at 7:30 p.m., with the doors opening at seven. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-Waldorf students, and $2 for Waldorf students and can be reserved online at www.waldorf.edu/residential/fine-arts or by calling the Waldorf Theatre boxoffice at (641) 585-8585.

Bainbridge, a freshman, is the daughter of Jeff Bainbridge of Newton and Tammy Sposeto of Collins. She will be portraying Officer Brophy in the production.

For a complete list of Waldorf events, visit www.waldorf.edu/calendar.

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