Arsenic and Old Lace

Season: 2015 Main Stage Season

Author: Joseph Kesselring

Director: Terri Duffield

Genre: Comedy

Location: Colleen O Williams Theater, Winder, GA 30680


Per the Dramatists Play Service website: "We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here."

Show Dates

  • October 16, 2015 7:30 pm
  • October 17, 2015 7:30 pm
  • October 18, 2015 3:00 pm
  • October 23, 2015 7:30 pm
  • October 24, 2015 7:30 pm
  • October 25, 2015 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • August 9, 2015 7:00 pm
  • August 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Audition Details

Callbacks will be August 11th. First read-thru is Thursday, August 13th.

The audition does not require any prepared material. It will be a cold reading from the script. Please bring a current photo and a list of any schedule conflicts between August 20th and the show weeks in October. Rehearsals are held Monday, Tuesday & Thursday nights unless extra rehearsals are called.

Cast requirements are 11 men (all ages, some are minor parts) and three women (two are elderly characters).

Abby Brewster- F- late 60's a sweet little darling
Reverend Harper-M- 45-60 concerned father to Elaine
Teddy Brewster -M- 40's Resembles Theodore Roosevelt
Officer Brophy- M- 25-40 Kind, devoted husband
Officer Klein -M- 25-40 Friendly, loves to tell a good story
Martha Brewster -F- late 60's-70's Abby's Sister, a sweet darling, too.
Elaine Harper-F- 20-30 Reverend's daughter, dating Mortimer, a bit worldly.
Mortimer Brewster-M- late 20's-40, dashing and handsome
Mr. Gibbs-M- 30-70 terse and lonely
Jonathan Brewster- M- late 30's sinister. Resembles Boris Karloff
Dr. Einstein- M- Mid 50's ratty and alcoholic. Speaks with a German accent.
Officer O'Hara-M- 30's Eager, a bit dense
Lieutenant Rooney- M- 45-65 tough, driving, dominating
Mr. Witherspoon-M- 70's tight-lipped disciplinarian


Community Service Recipient

Rape Crisis Center

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