Arsenic and Old Lace

August 15-18 and 22-25, 2019

By Joseph Kesselring




The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster and his slightly crazy family. He has two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of yellow fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff. Through the midst of all this, Mortimer thinks he is ready to marry the girl next door, but, should he bring her into this madness?

Cast & Crew

Director - Andrew Miller


Mortimer Brewster - Josh Hendricks

Elaine Harper - Lauren Helena

Abby Brewster - Louisa Grant

Martha Brewster - Kelly Banks

Teddy Brewster - Chaz Ferguson

Jonathan Brewster - Ralph Myers

Dr. Einstein - Alexander Cain

Officer Brophy - Kevin Wilkins 

Officer Klein / Dead Bodies- Joseph Hardy

Officer O'Hara - Rob Stowe

The Rev. Dr. Harper - Jared Wright

Mr. Witherspoon - Matt Perdue

Mr. Gibbs / Lieutenant Roony- Tony Daniel


Photography: Susan Crutchfield Photography