Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Martin Leafe

Theatre critic Mortimer Brewster plans to get engaged to his sweetheart Elaine. But he discovers his two charming elderly aunts have taken up a gruesome hobby: they “charitably” murder lonely old men by giving them elderberry wine laced with arsenic! Meanwhile, his dotty brother Teddy, who thinks he is Theodore Roosevelt, is digging the Panama Canal in the basement – a handy place to bury the bodies. Matters are made worse by the unwelcome return of his serial-killer brother Jonathan, with his drunk plastic surgeon, a new face, and a corpse in tow. How can Mortimer stop their murderous antics without giving things away? And how can he marry Elaine when insanity seems to run in his homicidal family? Arsenic and Old Lace was a smash hit when it opened in New York and became an all-time classic film. Join us for a rollicking black farce.

Cast

Martha:
Sonia Senfft von Pilsach

Abby:
Ursula Schmidt

Mortimer:
Eddie Gray

Jonathan:
Maximilian Josef Duchow

Elaine:
Ute Kreitz

Dr. Einstein:
Thomas Thornton

O' Hara:
Tom Ivison

Teddy:
Mat Nichol

Brophy:
Roger Graves

Rev. Dr. Harper/ Rooney:
Jeff Caster

Mr. Witherspoon:
Peter Alexander

Mr.Gibbs:
Piet Hansen