Arsenic and Old Lace Summary
Joseph Kesselring

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Arsenic and Old Lace Summary

Abby and Martha Brewster are two “old maid” sisters in their mid-60s who live in a quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York with their nephew Teddy, who believes that he is Theodore Roosevelt. The sisters are kind and well-loved by their neighbors. Early in Act One another nephew – Mortimer Brewster, who is a theater critic – visits his aunts, as he does almost daily, and proposes to his long time girlfriend...

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