January 3, 2009
Daniel Roebuck is taking a stab at playing the character who looks like Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein in “Arsenic and Old Lace” when the St. Francis Stage Company presents its second fundraiser for the church and school in Burbank. Written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, “Arsenic and Old Lace” debuted on Broadway in 1941 and was made into a movie directed by Frank Capra in 1944. The comedy/farce/thriller is about two spinster sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster, who believe they are doing lonely elderly men a favor by bumping them off. Roebuck, a Burbank resident, plays one of the sisters’ three nephews, Jonathan Brewster.