Family dysfunction gets a murderous twist in this dark comedy. The Brewster Sisters run a “room-for-rent” business out of their home. They promise room, board, and their special homemade elderberry wine. Their nephew Mortimer, a reluctant theater critic, pays a visit on the eve of his engagement and discovers his aunts’ unusual hospitality. Mayhem ensues as Mortimer tries to keep his aunts’ entrepreneurial endeavors at bay.
Maine Crime Writers Staged Reading, Monday Jan 30, Complimentary Reception at 6:30pm and Reading at 7pm, Pay-What-You-Can
In conjunction with Portland Stage’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace, Affiliate Artists and other local actors will read selections from the work of Maine Crime Writers: Gerry Boyle, Brenda Buchanan, Paul Doiron, Chris Holm and Julia Spencer-Fleming. This one-of-a-kind evening will offer some juicy excerpts of the latest crime novels from some of Maine’s favorite crime writers.
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