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Revival of Broadway hit

Highland Springs produces Arsenic and Old Lace

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April 26th, 2010
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[caption id="attachment_11705" align="alignright" width="280" caption="After a production rife with aunt-ics, the cast prepares to take a bow in front of an audience that s all smiles."]Highland Springs one year ago. Eager to take advantage of the cultural opportunities Dallas has to offer, he joined the community s Playbill Club, a group that goes to see plays and musicals in the area. And most recently, Skinner decided to test out his own acting chops, performing with the Highland Springs Drama Club in their production of Arsenic and Old Lace. There is a never-ending list of things to do [at Highland Springs], says Skinner. I had never acted before, but this sounded like fun. [caption id="attachment_11706" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Beverly Weiner, a member of the Highland Springs Drama Club, gets into character during the group s recent performance of Arsenic and Old Lace."]Highland Springsresidents and staff. One of the reasons we selected Arsenic and Old Lace is that it can be performed as a radio show, says Blachly. This allowed the actors to have fun with the play and take turns on the microphones. And for the few seasoned actors in the group, the chance to perform with this lighthearted group is a welcome change from the rigors of the professional world. Beverly Weiner started acting when she was in her twenties. We would put on Broadway shows in tents around New York, says Weiner, whose stage credits include Pal Joey and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Now that she s performing to an audience of her peers, Weiner appreciates their support. It s much different acting here instead of to a paying audience. The people here are gracious and encouraging. Most of them are doing something new in their lives, and they know what it s like to take a chance.

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