Arsenic & Old Lace

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Sept 14 -30, 2007

A Classic Comedy by JOSEPH KESSELRING

Directed by JC GIBRIANO

This classic farcical black comedy revolves around newlywed Mortimer Brewster, a theatre-hating drama critic who must deal with his crazy homicidal family comprised of two spinster aunts who have taken to poisoning lonely old men and burying them in their cellar, a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal, a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery to look like Boris Karloff in order to conceal his identity.  The 1944 film adaptation of ARSENIC & OLD LACE was directed by Frank Capra and starred Cary Grant as the befuddled bridegroom.

Cast
Mortimer Brewster Kris Longwell
Martha Brewster Terry Sturtevant
Abby Brewster Donne Petito
Elaine Harper Krystle Seit
Teddy Brewster Howard Fischer
Johnathan Brewster Peter Curtley
Dr. Einstein Lee Wittenberg (9/14 – 16, 28 – 30)
John McDonough (9/21 – 23)
Officer O’Hara Ivan Rushfield
Officer Brophy John McDonough
Officer Klein/Lieutenant Rooney Norm Halvorsen
Mr. Witherspoon Fred Dennehy
Reverend Harper Jim Knight
Mr. Gibbs Steven Suznovich

 

Production Staff
Producer  Roz Wroblewski  JC Gibriano
Director JC Gibriano
 Lighting Designer Sound Designer Ricardo Pias
Scenic Designer Joanne Guerriero
Master Carpenter Scott C. Hill
Costumer Jill Fischer
 Stage Manager Francine Mondi
Crew Members Paul Kaytes
Properties Bet Guyla
Properties Consultant Ellen Stein
Photography Howard & Jill Fischer

 

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