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Auditions for Arsenic & Old Lace

STAGE RIGHT Announces Auditions Classic Comedy ARSENIC & OLD LACE July 14 & 15. Contact the director Brenda Storseth at storseth123@gmail.com if you miss auditions. Guys are still needed.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
July 14 & 15 at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

REHEARSAL will begin once casting is completed with first rehearsal most likely being July 16. Rehearsal will generally be Sunday-Thursday nights 7-9:30 pm.

SHOW DATES:
September 6 - 22, Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees September 15 and 22 at 2 pm. Tickets available at 936-441-7469 or www.stage-right.org.

SYNOPSIS
Its 1941, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mortimer Brewster, a New York critic of both drama and marriage, is finally getting hitched to Elaine Harper, the girl next door. Before heading off for an evening at the theatre with his new bride to be, Mortimer stops in to deliver the news to his aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster, two sweet little old ladies who donate toys to charity and care for their nephew Teddy, a bugle blowing nut-bag who thinks he’s Theodore Roosevelt. But Abby and Martha aren’t as sweet and innocent as they seem. Mortimer soon discovers, to his horror, that his dear old aunties have a dozen bodies buried in the basement. It seems the Brewster sisters have a new hobby – luring lonely old men into their home and serving them Elderberry Wine with their own special recipe, a teaspoonful of arsenic, a teaspoonful of strychnine and just a pinch of cyanide (Deee-lightful!) To make matters worse, Mortimer’s deranged and very dangerous brother Jonathan shows up. Jonathan, on the run from the law, has a dead body in the trunk of his car, a drunken plastic surgeon at his side, and a face that looks like Boris Karloff. Mortimer frantically attempts to deal with dead bodies, insane asylum directors, attempted murders, and a new bride all in one crazy Halloween night.

CAST NOTES:
Characters: 3 Women, 11 Men
(some double casting possible)
• The roles of Abby, Martha and Jonathon Brewster have been pre-cast.
Mortimer Brewster, Male, 25 to 30, The slightly neurotic nephew to Abby and Martha Brewster, who most come face to face with his maniac brother, Jonathon.

Elaine Harper, Female, 20's, Mortimer's pretty, independent girlfriend.

Dr. Einstein, Male, 40 +, Jonathon's partner in crime, who hopes that they will be able to turn the Brewster house into an evil laboratory.

Teddy Brewster, Male, 40's, The kindhearted brother to Mortimer and Jonathon--who honestly believes that he is President Theodore Roosevelt.

Mr. Witherspoon, Male, 40 +, The caretaker of Happy Dale Sanitarium. May double with Mr. Gibbs.

Officer O'Hara, Male, 20 +, The determined police officer who is also an aspiring playwright.

Lieutenant Rooney, Male, 35 +, A police officer who aids Mortimer in his fight against Jonathon.

Mr. Gibbs, Male, 50 +, A lonely little old man who nearly falls victim to the aunts' charity. May double with Mr. Witherspoon.

Reverend Dr. Harper, Male, 50's, Father to Elaine Harper; The minister who runs the church next door to the Brewster house.

Officer Brophy and Officer Klein, Male, 18-35, Officers who make their rounds collecting Christmas toys, and aid Mortimer in his fight against Jonathon.
Actors are requested to bring headshot and resume to the auditions if they have one. For more information, go to www.stage-right.org or send email to the director: storseth123@gmail.com