"Babson (The Cat Next Door, 2002, etc.) stages one of her most frivolous throwbacks to a simpler era involving, as Trixie says of Arsenic and Old Lace, nothing more serious than 'serial murder, gentle madness and threatened menace'—not to mention two virtually anonymous victims."
A provincial performance of Arsenic and Old Lace
is scarcely more murderous or farcical than the bustling offstage mayhem among the principals and their pets.
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