Cast for Arsenic and Old Lace Announced
Boasting a wonderful roster of veteran actors, Melissa McSpadden and Jill Powell are excited to begin their rehearsals for Arsenic and Old Lace!
Set in the early 1940s, Arsenic tells the story of newspaper drama critic Mortimer Brewster. Poor Mortimer! He’s just a normal, run-of-the-mill guy who is anxious to marry his fiancé (the girl-next-door and a minister’s daughter) Elaine. But standing solidly between Mortimer and matrimonial bliss is the wackiest, weirdest family tree that ever grew! His two sweet aunts, Abby and Martha have developed murder as their favorite hobby. Out of a twisted sense of sympathy, they regularly poison lonely old men with a mixture of arsenic and elderberry wine and then bury them in the cellar. Cousin Teddy regularly charges up San Juan Hill, as he believes he is Theodore Roosevelt! And horrid brother Jonathan has just arrived from an asylum with a new face (ala Boris Karloff) and a sinister side-kick named Dr. Einstein. It’s “Home Sweet Homicide” as Mortimer tries to thwart the police, conceal a corpse, curtail anymore killing, and convince Elaine that a wedding with a man who is drowning in such a murky gene pool would lead to nothing but woe. Arsenic and Old Lace is a truly classic comic melodrama, guaranteed to thrill and entertain!
The cast for Arsenic and Old Lace is as follows:
Abby Brewster - Sharon Hull
Martha Brewster - Marjorie Anderson
Mortimer Brewster - Josh McSpadden
Elaine Harper - Bri'elle Cocheran
Reverend Dr. Harper - Jason Bengs
Teddy Brewster - Mark Henry
Jonathan Brewster - Zachary Perry
Dr. Einstein - Truett Guthrie
Officer Brophy - Robert McDown
Officer Klein - Weldon Dobbs
Officer O'Hara - Wesley Javorsky
Lieutenant Rooney - Dean McSpadden
Mr. Gibbs - Tony L Bowman
Mr. Witherspoon - Basil Weatherly
Congratulations! Production dates for "Arsenic and Old Lace" are September 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24.
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