Open Audition for ARSENIC AND OLD LACE – September 11, 2018

Website URL The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves

A Historic Community Theater Guild

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves announces open auditions for ‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’ by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Larry Zerega.

There are roles for 2 (50+) Women and 1 (Late 20s) Woman and , 11 Men (varying ages)
Audition is September 11, 2018 and will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume & headshot (ir a recent photo). No appointment necessary, BUT auditions will begin PROMPTLY at 7:00pm.

Production Dates: November 2, 3, 4*, 8, 9, 10, 11*
Shows are at 8pm, *Sunday matinees at 2pm.

SYNOPSIS:
Abby and Martha Brewster are two “old maid” sisters who live in a quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY with their nephew Teddy, who believes that he is Theodore Roosevelt! We also meet the other nephew, Mortimer, his girlfriend Elaine, and her Father, a Minister. Everything is running smoothly until Jonathan, the third nephew, shows up. A classic screwball comedy with a dark twist.

CHARACTERS:
ABBY BREWSTER (50+): A darling old lady who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

MARTHA BREWSTER (50+): A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

MORTIMER BREWSTER (Late 20s – 30s): Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

TEDDY BREWSTER (30+): Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

JOHNATHAN BREWSTER (30+): Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.

DR. EINSTEIN (30+): A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic who has changed Jonathan’s face three times.

ELAINE HARPER (Late 20s – 30s): An attractive girl in her twenties and Mortimer’s fiancee, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter.

OFFICER O’HARA (40 +): A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.

LT. ROONEY (40+): A tough and dominating police officer.
MR. WITHERSPOON (40+): The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium.
MR GIBBS (60+): A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters.
THE REV. DR. HARPER (50s): Minister and father of Elaine.
OFFICER BROPHY (20s-40s): A police officer.
OFFICER KLEIN (20s-40s): A police officer

 

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