Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring

The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, 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 Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice.

* Information taken from Wikipedia

* The Susquehanna Stage Co.'s production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" is performed through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

 

PRODUCTION DATES

Friday, Oct. 19, 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 25, 8:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 26, 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2:00 pm


CAST

Abby Brewster : Linde Stern
The Rev. Dr. Harper : Steve Hassinger
Teddy Brewster : Dylan Johnson
Officer Brophy : Bill Perkins
Officer Klein : Scott Schmittell
Martha Brewster : Jeannie Saulnier
Elaine Harper : Jordan McCrady
Mortimer Brewster : Andrew Grant
Mr. Gibbs : Dale Boyer
Jonathan Brewster : Patrick Hayman
Dr. Einstein : Randy Riggleman
Officer O'Hara : Steve Hassinger
Lieutenant Rooney : Matt Homsher
Mr. Witherspoon : Kevin Jones\


PRODUCTION TEAM

Director : Jim Johnson
Stage Manager : Aiden Thomas