Foxborough High School’s Drama Club is set to take the stage this weekend for its fall production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”
The play will feature 13 FHS students on stage and an additional 15 students behind the scenes contributing to production, according to FHS Drama Club director Joan Marino, who is enjoying her second year in the role.
“I enjoy picking plays that I think the students will enjoy, both performing and being part of the audience,” Marino said. “I want to expose them to some of the shows that I grew up with and make me the theatre enthusiast that I am today."
Marino describes “Arsenic and Old Lace” as a “classic play and somewhat of a dark comedy” written by Joseph Kesselring.
“We meet two charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially acceptable roomers, the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of their other brother,” Marino said, according to Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Marino says the casts consists of 13 students playing 14 roles led by junior Rebecca Regan, senior Sydney Raymond, senior Shane Walsh, senior Jamie Engler, junior Tom Donnely senior and Colleen Schofield.
There are 15 additional students involved in the play’s production, led by Megan Screen and Molly Buckley.
“This is their first year with this responsibility,” Marino said of Screen and Buckley. … “There are about 15 students who have been working on the set and will help out with the staging during the performances.”
The play is set for Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults.