The students at St. Edmund Preparatory just put on a production of the classic 1939 play, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” that was so good, it rivaled the movie version with Hollywood stud, Carey Grant. If you don’t know what it’s about — who knows, you may have been living under a rock for the last 100 years — it’s the story of two elderly spinster sisters who poison lonely old men, then bury them in the basement. The slapstick-comedy reaches a crescendo when their nephew, who works as a theater critic, comes to the house to introduce his fiance — and instead discovers that his two aunties are serial killers. Teachers Peggy McEvoy and Scott O’Donnell did a bang-up job directing Anthony Feliciano and Carine Alexis as the two romantic leads in the play, along with castmates Jenna Kahn, Jessica Pinto, Eileen Makak, Peter Arena, Samantha Balloqui, Michael Cutler, Katrina Eik, Benjamin Kelk, Jimmy O’Brien, Alex Oricchio, Ashley Ralston and Nicole Thurgood. Bravo!
St. Edmund Preparatory High School [2474 Ocean Ave. at Avenue T in Marine Park, (718) 788-7650].
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