Performed in The Village Hall
Thurs Oct 28th to Sat Oct 30th 2004 at 7:30pm
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The play, a clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, centers on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity.
Unfortunately, however, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging.
The two women are assisted in their crimes by their mentally challenged nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and
who frequently blasts a bugle and yells CHARGE as he bounds up the stairs.
Matters get complicated when a second nephew, a theatre critic, discovers the murders
and a third nephew appears after having just escaped from a mental institution.
In this adroit mixture of comedy and mayhem, Kesselring satirizes the charitable impulse as he pokes fun at the conventions of the theatre.