Arsenic and Old Lace

May 10 – 19, 2013

By Joseph Kesselring
Presented in the Studio Theatre

This classic story revolves around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic, who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family 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, an uncle who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff. Full of laughs and classic sentiment, this gem will bring a smile to your face and a warm feeling to your heart.


  • Cast

     Abby Brewster LaRee Mayes 
    Martha Brewster  Michele Knock 
    Teddy Brewster  Ryan Brink 
    Mortimer Brewster  Jeffrey Alan Smith 
    Jonathan Brewster  Patrick Grode 
    Dr. Einstein  Rhyon Ingalls 
    Elaine Harper  Bridgett Hill 
    Reverend Harper  Kent Jacobs 
    Officer O’Hara  Jody Speck 
    Officer Brophy / Mr. Gibbs Matthew Otto
     Lt. Rooney Roy Dishman 
    Mr. Witherspoon  Wayne Gilbert 
  • Crew

    Director  Mary Linda McBride
    Stage Manager / Asst. Director  Tish Evans
    Scenic Design  Libby Williams
    Lighting Design  Josh Irvine
    Property Design  Marnie Gould
    Costume Design  Christine Lee
    Sound Design  Sam Cook