On Book! Readers Theatre

Arsenic and Old Lace

A theatre critic learns that his beloved elderly aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family!

Thurs. & Fri., May 31 and June 1 7:30 pm
Whittier Theatre
Free Admission!
Directed by Essine Kilpatrick-Boe

Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring 

This classic comedy follows drama critic Mortimer Brewster's return home to announce his engagement to his beloved, elderly aunts. Mortimer's mind is quickly elsewhere when he finds out his maniac brother is back in town, and how his aunts have been occupying their time: poison in the elderberry wine!

In the On Book! series, island directors gather actors and friends to read new, classic, and prize-winning plays.

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Abby Brewster: Deb Langhans
Martha Brewster: Joy Van Camp
Mortimer Brewster: Brandon Cadwell
Teddy Brewster: Scott George
Elaine Harper: Claire Atchley
Jonathan Brewster: Keith Keyser
Dr. Einstein: Julie Laidlaw
Dr. Reverend Harper: Stan Matthews
Mr. Witherspoon: Dave Stawford
Lieutenant Rooney: Corinne Morrell
Officer O' Hara: Samuel Cline
Officer Brophy: Shannon Kelley
Officer Klein: Sean McLaughlin
Mr. Gibbs: Clayton Banry
Narrator: John Davis