Fall Play

2021 FALL PLAY

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

SHOW DATES: November 19 & 20 at 7 pm, November 21 at 2 PM

AUDITION DATES (attend 1 date only): Sunday 9/12/21 at 2 pm sharp! OR Monday 9/13/21 at 6 pm sharp!



CHARACTER SKETCH

ABBY BREWSTER

A charming, plumb darling in her late sixties. Always dressed in Victorian garb. She is proper, innocent, and sweet even though her ‘charities’ result in populating the cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers.

MARTHA BREWSTER

Abby’s sister. Also a sweet charming thin woman in her sixties. Her clothes , also Victorian, include a high collared blouse to cover her neck. She, like her sister, enjoys populating the cellar with the remains of her charities.

TEDDY BREWSTER

Abby and Martha’s nephew. He lives with his aunts. He is a man in his forties with a large black moustache. His clothes include a frock coat and pince-nez attached to a black ribbon. A look and manner suggestive of Teddy Roosevelt.

MORTIMER BREWSTER

Another nephew of Abby and Martha; Teddy’s brother. He is in his late twenties to early thirties. He is very excitable. He is also engaged to Elaine Harper but can rarely find time to show her his affection and feeling.

JONATHAN BREWSTER

Mortimer and Teddy’s long-lost brother. He is in his forties. He is evil and sinister and evokes fear in all just from his shear presence. He looks strikingly familiar to a horror movie character. He is murderer and not afraid to add to his list of victims.

DR. EINSTEIN

Jonathan’s accomplice. He is not really a doctor but operates as if he were. A short man in stature in his forties with a slight German accent. Fears Jonathan and gives into whatever he wants.

ELAINE HARPER

Mortimer’s fiancée. She lives next door to the Brewster’s. She is a sweet, charming girl in her mid-twenties who never seems to be able to capture the affection she deserves from Mortimer. Her father is the local minister.

REV. DR. HARPER

A next-door neighbor to the Brewster’s. He is polite and well reserved as a proper minister in his fifties and long-time friend of the family.

OFFICER BROPHY

Police officer on the local beat. A friend of the family.

OFFICER KLEIN

Another officer on the local beat. Also a friend of the family.

OFFICER O’HARA

Yet another officer on the beat and is not overly bright. His/her side-line career is that of a playwright. He/she tries desperately to get Mortimer’s time and attention as a critic.

LIEUTENANT ROONEY

Head of the local police precinct. A man/woman in his/her early fifties. He/she is all business and has little time for foolishness.

MR. WITHERSPOON

He is the Superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitorium. A man in his late fifties. He is a tight-lipped disciplinarian.

MR. GIBBS

A lonely, elderly man who arrives at the Brewster home in search of a room and unknowingly the next possible ‘victim’ of the two aunt’s ‘charity’. (very minor role).


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