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Arsenic and Old Lace
Mon, August 15 at 7pm
Tue, August 16 at 7pm
St. Luke UMC
3210 Social Circle
Auditions: Opening Hours
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Abby Brewster (Female 50-70 years old or able to Play age or able to Play age) A darling lady, and the very model of Victorian charm and grace, who poisons elderly gentlemen, with her sister as an act of charity. More dominant, and a bit older than Martha, both ladies are happy, healthy, lucid, and spry. The Aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
Martha Brewster (Female 50-70 years old or able to Play age) Very sweet, but more submissive than Abby, Martha still is a strong woman. Always wears a high collar. The Aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
Elaine Harper (Female 25-40 years old or able to Play age) An Attractive girl, daughter of Rev. Dr. Harper, and Mortimer’s fiancée. She is a little bit wily, sassy, and absolutely sharp.
Mortimer Brewster (Male 30-50 years old or able to Play age) Nephew of Abby and Martha, brother to both Teddy and Jonathan Brewster. Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine Harper. A good-hearted cynic who is about to have his world turned upside down.
Teddy Brewster (40-60 years old or able to Play age) Very likable, kindhearted brother to Mortimer and Jonathan, Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man who believes that he is the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.
Jonathan Brewster (40-60 years old or able to Play age) Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, brother to Teddy and Mortimer. Jonathan is a psychopath who has numerous murders to his credit and no scruples whatsoever. Jonathan is a killer, that loves his business and he’s got an unbelievably short temper.
Dr. Einstein (45-55 years old or able to Play age) A German plastic surgeon, with an accent to prove it. Right hand to Jonathan, Dr. Einstein is mousey and submissive to Jonathan.
The Reverend Dr. Harper (50-70 years old or able to Play age) (Cameo) We only see Elaine Harper’s father in the opening scene; a doctor of divinity, and the minister to the church next door to the Brewster house.
Officer Brophy (25-45 years old or able to Play age) (Cameo) The first police officer we meet in the show, Brophy is a thoroughly likable sort of fellow.
Officer Klein (25-45 years old or able to Play age) (Cameo) A flatfoot Brooklyn officer who makes his rounds with Officer Brophy collecting Christmas toys.
Officer O’Hara (any age) (Cameo) He is the quintessential example of an Irish-American police officer: Full of life, good-natured, and played big.
Mr. Gibbs (55-80 years old or able to Play age) (Cameo) An elderly gentleman who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters; and nearly falls victim to the sisters “charity”.
Lieutenant Rooney (50’s years old or able to Play age) (Cameo) The man in charge at the local police precinct. He is loud, decisive, and clearly in-charge of every situation in which he finds himself.
Mr. Witherspoon (50-60s years old or able to Play age) (Cameo) The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium. Very mild mannered and kind.
Corpse of Mr. Spinalzo (any age) Must be able to play dead and fit through a window.
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