The Theatre at Tarleton’s Summer Studio is presenting the classic dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” in the intimate Workshop Theatre of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.?Three performances remain at 7:30 p.m. on July 3 and 5, and a special matinee performance on Friday, July 4, at 2 p.m. The play has been rated suitable for all audiences.?Written by American playwright Joseph Kesselring in 1939, this madcap comedy has become an American standard that was popularized through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant. Set in Brooklyn, NY, in 1941, the story revolves around drama critic Mortimer Brewster who hopes to marry the lovely Elaine Harper, but will she fit with his quirky, some would say “homicidal” family? His spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster, are known throughout the city for their many acts of kindness and charity, taking lonely old men into their boarding home. They kill their guests with kindness, humor and … their homemade elderberry wine, laced with arsenic, strychnine and “just a pinch” of cyanide.?Admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors, students and Tarleton faculty and staff who present a university ID. Tickets for the July 4 matinee performance are $15 for all seats.