Much Ado About Nothing | Open: 11/05/09 Close: 11/14/09
Get ready for a new spin on an old classic as Queens Shakespeare Inc. presents William Shakespeare's witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes, now set in the scandalous world of reality television. Join the maddeningly skeptical bachelor Benedick and the vivacious bachelorette Beatrice in their lively war of words and the young lovers Hero and Claudio who fall victim to a malicious plot to part them, only to be saved with the help of the hilarious Dogberry.
Arsenic And Old Lace | Open: 02/26/09 Close: 03/08/09
Queens Shakespeare Inc. presents Joseph Kesselring's classic comedy/thriller/farce revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a theater-hating drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.