SRCPA’s production of Joseph Kesselring’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ is a farcical black comedy revolving around the D’silva family of Vasai who were the originals settlers of this suburbs, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. Two old ladies belonging to the D’silva family Martha and Roza D’silva are habitual of killing old, lonely men who arrive at their doorstep looking for rental accommodation by tipping a pinch of arsenic into their red wine. A maniacal nephew of the ladies Jonathan D’silva is a social killer who is running from the police with a plastic surgeon, who operates on his face and changes his appearance with every murder to escape the police. Another nephew of the ladies, Alfie D’silva is a schizophrenic who thinks he is Hitler and helps the ladies to bury old men they kill, where he is told that these old men were Jews quassed at Auschwitz. The only sane member of this family is Bobby D’silva who is left to deal with the eccentricity of his family member.
Come check how Bobby deals with so many crazy members in his family without losing his sanity.