Arsenic and Old Lace

Show Dates: October 8-10 & 15-17, 2021

Written by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Kim Shafer

The play, a clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, centers on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, however, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. The two women are assisted in their crimes by their mentally challenged nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and who frequently blasts a bugle and yells “charge” as he bounds up the stairs. Matters get complicated when a second nephew, a theater critic, discovers the murders and a third nephew appears after having just escaped from a mental institution. In his adroit mixture of comedy and mayhem, Kesselring satirizes the charitable impulse as he pokes fun at the conventions of the theater.

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In order of appearance 
Abby Brewster: Laurie McCoy
The Rev. Dr. Harper: Terry Schoppenhorst
Teddy Brewster: Joey McLaughlin
Officer Brophy: June Chappelle
Office Klein: Dominick Garrison
Martha Brewster: Felicia Coulter
Elaine Harper: Rachel Bridges
Mortimer Brewster: AJ Gersch
Mr. Gibbs: Michael Coulter
Jonathan Brewster: Chris Proffitt
Dr. Einstein: Max Corlas
Officer O’Hara: Dennis Killen
Lieutenant Rooney: Christopher Boyster
Mr. Witherspoon: Michael Savage


  • WTAX – Joey McLaughlin