January, 2013
Day Night Line

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, 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; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein, to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

Playwright: Joseph Kesselring
Directors: Bob Merzoian & Vince Black
Auditions: Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30pm in the Barn Lobby
Run Dates: January 25, 26, February 1, 2, 8 & 9 (Friday & Saturday evenings)
February 3 (Sunday matinee)
(7 performances)
Sunday Brunch: February 3 at 12:30pm - Cost is $14.00 per person
Brunch Reservations are required by Wednesday, January 30.
Roles: Martha Brewster - Sharon Hall
Teddy Brewster - Vince Black
The Rev. Dr. Harper - Mel Gosage
Elaine Harper - Denise Everhart
Officer Klein - Ray DePerry
Mr. Gibbs - Jack Havery
Abby Brewster - Pam Putnam Bourne
Mortimer Brewster - Buzz Piersol
Jonathan Brewster - Ralph Bourne
Mr. Witherspoon - Richard Robinson
Officer Brophy - Jeremy Waterman
Officer O'Hara - Caidy Charles
Dr. Einstein - Bob Merzoian
Lieutenant Rooney - Corey Barnes
Production: Producer - Judyann Hellrung
Stage Manager - Mel Gosage
Lighting and Sound - Mike Proctor
Set Construction - Vince Black, Ralph Bourne,Bob Merzoian, Jack Havery & Mel Gosage
Set Decoration - Mel Gosage & Pam Putnam Bourne
Costumes - Sharon Hall
Hair & Makeup - Salon Sassafyde
Signage - Ali Plaisted

Cast Photo Rear: Vince, Richard, Mel, Jeremy, Denise, Buzz, Pam, Sharon, Corey, Caidy, Ray & Jack
Front: Ralph & Bob