Washington Evening Journal
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MT. PLEASANT — The Mt. Pleasant High School drama department is back at it again with its spring production, “Arsenic and Old Lace.” This comedic drama will be staged Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Heatilator Performance Center.
Tickets are $5 at the door and the Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee will be at 2 p.m. Seating will not be limited, but masks are expected for audience members.
The drama department will be putting on the comedic drama this weekend. The show is sure to include laughs and gasps as two nice elderly ladies attract lonely old men to their doom, according to Marlene DePriest the play’s director.
The play takes place in the 1940s and is sure to bring hilarity and drama while their nephew Teddy, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, digs the Panama canal.
DePriest said her group is ready to perform this weekend and put forth their best effort despite scheduling difficulties related to spring sports, and mitigation strategies in place due to COVID-19.
“The kids are doing a great job, for some of them it’s a lot, and for some there’s a lot on their plate right now,” DePreist said.
With soccer, track, and other spring activities making scheduling a nightmare, the cast has had to adapt but they’ve pushed through to bring hope to DePreist.
“They are involved in everything, and we're going up against track practices, track meets, soccer, and that has made it a little more interesting because they are just so busy, but they are doing a great job,” DePriest said.
DePreist is confident that the production will be a success this weekend and is proud of the cast for pulling through.
“The Mt. Pleasant students have a way of stepping up and knocking it out of the ballpark in everything that they do. So I think everyone will walk away with a smile on their face,” DePriest said.
Tickets are $5 dollars at the door. Masks are expected. Seats aren’t limited. There are showings on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.