Arsenic and Old Lace
The year is 1941. The location is a small house next to a cemetery in Brooklyn. In this house live two kind, thoughtful, sweet old ladies, Martha and Abby Brewster who have developed a very bad habit. It appears that they murder lonely old men as they consider doing it a charity. They then leave it to their bugle blowing nephew Teddy (who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt) to take them to the Panama Canal (the cellar) and bury them. It is another of their nephews Mortimer Brewster, a dramatic critic, who returns home only to find the man in the seat by mistake. Another nephew, Jonathan, returns to the home after years of fleeing the authorities, but he looks considerably different. Due to the poor plastic surgery craftsmanship of his German accented, alcoholic sidekick Dr. Einstein he currently looks like Boris Karloff.
Mortimer tries to keep his aunts safe and prevent them from continuing their nasty habit while trying to stay sane with the woman he loves (Elaine Harper), the aunts try to continue their “charities”, and Jonathan tries to use the situation to his advantage.
MARTHA BREWSTER – an elderly lady
ABBY BREWSTER – her elderly sister
TEDDY BREWSTER – their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt
MORTIMER BREWSTER – their nephew
ELAINE HARPER – his fiancé
REV. DR. HARPER – her father
OFFICER O’HARA – a raconteur
JONATHAN BREWSTER – Mortimer’s murderous brother
DR. EINSTEIN – his accomplice
Feb. 17th from 2 to 4 pm.
Feb. 18th from 6 to 8 pm.
Feb. 20th from 6 to 8 pm.
Feb. 21st from 6 to 8 pm.
The Play runs April 13-29.