July 30, 2018, 7:00pm – July 31, 2018, 9:00pm
Description:Arsenic and Old Lace auditions will be held at Lubbock Community Theatre from 7:00-9:00 PM Monday and Tuesday July 30-31 with callbacks, if necessary, on Thursday, August 2.
SHOW DATES: September 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30, 2018
Director: Erin Castle
Assistant Director: Heather May
Dramaturg/Stage Manager: Kasey McBeath
Design Team: Roy Mullins, Lo Gauna, Rex Talley, Jess York, Jillian Johnstone, and Patti Ship Campbell
If your poison’s being involved in PHENOMENAL theatre, come play with us! The Plot (in brief) Arsenic and Old Lace opens in the living room of the Brewster home, inhabited by two spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster, and their nephew, Teddy, who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and always ascends the stairs yelling, “Charge!” Abby and Martha’s other nephew, Mortimer, who is in love with the reverend’s daughter, Elaine, soon lifts the lid to the window seat, discovers a dead body within, and hilarity ensues.
11 males, 3 females
Abby Brewster: A darling lady in her sixties who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine
Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.
Officer Brophy: A police officer Officer Klein: A police officer
Martha Brewster: A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
Elaine Harper: An attractive girl in her twenties and Mortimer’s fiancee, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter.
Mortimer Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.
Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters
Jonathan Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.
Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic who is in his fifties, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan’s face three times.
Officer O’Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.
Lieutenant Roony: A tough and dominating police officer
Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium