Tom Kinstrey © 2016

Arsenic and Old Lace (2009)

Come see the Players spring sideshow project over Accepted Students Weekend!

FREE ADMISSION!

Friday April 9 at 8 PM and
Saturday April 10 at 8 PM
These are the only two show nights! (Did I mention that this show is free?)

Synopsis (thanks, Wikipedia!)
The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a marriage-hating 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, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played by Karloff).

Cast
Abby Brewster …………………………………………………………….. Maggie Shay
Martha Brewster …………………………………………………… Mary DeVarney
Jonathan Brewster …………………………………………………….. Bobby Ferris
Dr. Einstein ………………………………………………………………. Ethan Henkler
Mortimer Brewster ……………………………………………… Robin Lafayette
Elaine Harper ………………………………………………….. Alyssa Montalbano
Teddy Brewster …………………………………………………. Nate Newby-Kew
Officer O’Hara ……………………………………………………. Darren Domingos
Lieutenant Rooney ………………………………………………………. Brian Riggs
Officer Brophy …………………………………………………………….. Cody Nunno
Officer Klein ……………………………………………..……………. Kevan Donlon
Rev. Harper/Mr. Gibbs/Mr. Witherspoon ………. Michael McBain