Written in 1939 by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic is a theater classic. "It's a comedy about women who kill people, and they're outdone by another family member who kills people, too. It's absurd," says director Edward Muth. "To capture that comic absurdity, we've gone really broad, almost slapstick, almost campy." Think of The Addams Family, but with dead bodies lying around. And if that isn't enough to get you in the theater doors, Muth wants to make sure you know, "We're one of the cheapest tickets in town." 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Through July 25. Theatre One, HCC Central Campus, 3517 Austin. For information, call 713-718-6570 or visit www.hccs.edu. $5 to $8.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: July 16. Continues through July 25, 2009