Arsenic & Old Lace

Multi-camera Live-stream

A Live Radio Play • SEP 25 – OCT 4

By Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Jerry Lloyd & Jonathan Rhys Williams


UPDATE: Due to new information from Santa Clara County regarding COVID regulations, opening of this show has been moved one week to September 25. If you already have tickets for opening weekend, we will be in touch to re-schedule you to another date. Thank you for your understanding, we appreciate your support!

Sheltering In Place has caused a lot of us to spend way more time with our family (some of us much more than they’d prefer!). But what if your family was the Brewsters? Mortimer is a theatre critic, his brother thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and his two Aunts Abby and Martha are… killers? When Mortimer proposes to the pastor’s daughter, he unwittingly opens the lid on buried family secrets. As strangers and cops keep calling, the Brewsters show that they will go to hilarious lengths to protect the skeletons in the cellar. 

A frightfully funny comedy with a host of zany characters, Arsenic & Old Lace is comedic mayhem that shows the extreme lengths one man is willing to go to defend his family, even while they themselves wrestle with their own identities.

The performance is approximately two hours, including one intermission. Video preshow will start 30 minutes prior to the performance time.

Due to the pandemic, Tabard Theatre is closed to patrons, and currently operating as a broadcast studio only.

Aresenic and Old Lace

* 2:30-2:45pm FREE presentation for visually impaired patrons.
Everyone welcome.

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What the Critics Have Said

“Reliably diverting. Fun for fun’s sake.”

— The Post & Courier

“…crowd pleasing entertainment.”


“light, laugh-inducing, hilarious production. This is a play to enjoy…”

— Splash Magazine

“adroit mixture of comedy and mayhem…pokes fun at the conventions of the theater.”


Voted Best Theatre Company

by Metro Silicon Valley Readers