Levels presents: Arsenic & Old Lace free on livestream

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The cast of Levels Teen Center’s Arsenic & Old Lace. Back row, L-R: Ben Pitt Stoller, Talia Elyaho, Sherlyn Dominguez, Kylie Hoffman, Jessica Tamari, Nina Zar, Gal Elkarat, Sam Friedmann (tied to chair), Anna Goldman, El Schader, Adam Schiff, Clara Goldman, Emily Hyman. Front (lying on floor): Ben Zar. (Photo by Leilani Marmelstein)

Levels, the teen center in the Great Neck Library, will be livestreaming their production of the hilarious comedy Arsenic & Old Lace on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at 8:00 p.m.

The show will be performed live in front of a small invited audience and streamed over the internet to audiences at home, who will watch it in real time. Please visit our website at greatnecklibrary.org/levels-is beginning Monday, November 29 for info on how to view our livestream free of charge.

Joseph Kesselring’s classic comedy features two of the nicest murderers you’ll ever meet. The elderly Brewster sisters have three odd nephews: a high-strung drama critic, a man who thinks he’s Theodore Roosevelt, and a Frankenstein-faced criminal. But the sweet old aunties have a secret that tops them all. You may never look at Grandma the same way again. The show has been an audience favorite for decades, enjoyed long runs on Broadway and London’s West End, and was turned into a beloved film directed by Frank Capra and starring Cary Grant and Peter Lorre.

Arsenic & Old Lace is directed by North High School senior Adi Elkarat, who previously directed Levels’ 2019 production of Noises Off. The show is produced by Talia Elyaho, with set design by Britt Trachtenberg, and costume and makeup design by El Schader. Tyler “T-Rex” Hakimian is the technical coordinator. The cast of local high school and middle school students includes Sherlyn Dominguez, Gal Elkarat, Talia Elyaho, Sam Friedmann, Anna Goldman, Clara Goldman, Kylie Hoffman, Emily Hyman, Ben Pitt Stoller, El Schader, Adam Schiff, Jessica Tamari, Ben Zar and Nina Zar.

Levels, the Library’s cultural center for teenagers established in 1974, presents several fully-staged theatrical productions a year, giving teens the opportunity to learn leadership and responsibility through the arts. Levels productions are directed, produced and performed by students seventh grade through college-age under the guidance of Levels’ staff of accomplished adult artists.

For more information please contact Levels at (516) 466-8055 ext. 216 or email levels@greatnecklibrary.org.

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