Arsenic and Old Lace

PART OF OUR 2015-2016 SEASON

Come Play a Role by joining us for this production. We look forward to seeing you! 

 

Our Next Production

Arsenic Cover ArtArsenic and Old Lace
By Joseph Kesselring

April 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24 
Longstreet Playhouse
Directed by Lauren Johnson

$15 (Adults 18+) | $13 Youth & Seniors (62+)
FREE Ages 3 & Under

 
 
8 Shows not just 6, Matinees at 2:30PM in addition to Evenings on the 16th & 23rd!!!

Evenings at 7:30PM all 4 Matinees at 2:30PM.

 

SYNOPSIS

A play by the American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. It has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra. The play is a farcical dark comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the “Mayflower,” but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home; and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity. This story is full of mishaps, mystery, and murder. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Lauren Johnson – Director

Linde Phillips-Pollard – Producer

Stage Manager – Lorna Hamm Douville
Set Design & Construction – Tom Doughty
Properties – Shelby Brown
Costumes – Chris Grady
Make-Up – Megan Sharton
Hair – Kyra Nylin & Sarah Kasmer Junker
Technical Design – Gerald Willis
Concession Design – Lin Wachter
Sound Board Operator – Kylie Phillips
Light Board Operator – Connor O’Brien
Photographer – Bailey Roberts
Jr. Asst. Director – Emily Pollard
Crew: Clark Nylin, Julie Sharton, Larry Phillips, Sandy Kay Phillips, Tyler Kidd

 

CAST LIST

Mortimer Brewster – Tony Record
Abby Brewster – Kim Knight Nylin
Martha Brewster – Gan Baker
Jonathan Brewster – Luke Carr
Dr. Einstein – Matt Roberts
Teddy Brewster – Steve Pollard
Elaine Harper – Abby Carr
Officer O’Hara – Mike Hlavek
Dr. Harper – Duane Mercier
Dr. Witherspoon – Bradley Ward
Lt. Rooney – Terry Prall 
Officer Brophy – Douglas Bignell
Officer Klein – Scott Post
Mr. Gibbs – Ron Pittman
 

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