Rated: G
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Arsenic and Old Lace

Nov. 6 – 23, 2014
Tickets go on sale Sept. 30, 2014

by Joseph Kesselring

The classic comedy-thriller centers on two charmingly innocent elderly ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers. The play includes the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, the sinister activities of another nephew on the run from the law and the increasingly frantic efforts of a third "normal" nephew trying to keep everything under control!

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Since 1972, COM Community Theatre has presented over 228 presentations including children's theatre, concerts and workshops with attendance of more than a quarter of a million people. The theater has been recognized as one of America's leading community theaters, setting high production standards and developing one of this country's most innovative programs.

Beyond education, the College of the Mainland Theatre bears a three-fold commitment: to provide quality theatrical experiences for residents of the area, to offer a forum for local and regional talent by holding open auditions and to extend the reputation of College of the Mainland.


2014-2015 Season 

The COM Community Theatre announces the upcoming 2014-2015 season:

  • "9 to 5: The Musical," music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick
  • "Greater Tuna" by Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard
  • "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring
  • "Always ... Patsy Cline" by Ted Swindley
  • "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" by Alfred Uhry
  • "The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey
  • "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film by Pedro Almodovar, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane

For a schedule and description of each production, continue reading or view the 2014-2015 Season Brochure (PDF).