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Arsenic and Old Lace (Cassidy)

Cassidy Theatre

Director: Jenna Messina
Stage Manager: Tasha Brandt

Abby Brewster: Bob Zombar
Martha Brewster: Pam Matthews
Mortimer Brewster: Greg Mandryk
Jonathan Brewster: Dan Sekanic
Teddy Brewster: Eric Thomas Fancher
Doctor Einstein: Trey Gilpin
Officer O'Hara: Jordan Fleming
Elaine Harper: Sarah Clare
Office Brophy: Daniel Hutchinson
Officer Kline: Joey Dienes
Rev. Dr. Harper/Lieutenant Rooney: Robert Catalano
Mr. Gibbs/Mr. Witherspoon: Richard Bellasario

Show description: 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, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

Sun News Article, by Kelly Doran