Laced with humor


In the Ritz Players comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Jonathan Brewster (played by Michael Steyer, center) has returned home after traveling the world and is trying to convince his “lovely” aunts, Abby and Martha (played by Peg Baker, left, and Beth Schweitzer, right), to allow him to stay in his childhood home. Neither the aunts or Jonathan are aware of each others’ illegal activities during their separation. “Arsenic and Old Lace” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” also be staged at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 13 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the theater, 30 S. Washington St.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.

Additional cast members include Jarod Mariani of Sandusky (Mortimer Brewster), Leigh Alvarado (Elaine Harper), Chris Lewis of Bloomville (the Rev. Dr. Harper), Rick Frederick (Teddy Brewster), Sean Joyce (Dr. Einstein), David Baker (Mr. Gibbs), Jim Cook of Sycamore (Officer O’Hara), John Kahler (Officer Brophy), Cory Ridge (Officer Klein), Bob Derby of Bucyrus (Lieutenant Rooney) and Nathan Morton (Mr. Witherspoon).

Crew members include Director Chris Joyce, Stage Manager Jennifer Payne, Jennifer Kahler and Katie Buckingham of McComb (props), Candy Wingert of Bascom and Sue Cook of Sycamore (costumes) and Sandy Kimmel (sound).