Arsenic and Old Lace

"You see, insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Colin Delaney

October 9 to 27

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he decides to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement.

Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a "mad gene" - his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt - but his world is turned upside down when he realises that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!

Then, when Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan, returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé - all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.

A comedy spoof on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace is an audience favourite.

Running time

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Opening Night!

Come along at 7:30pm on Wednesday 9 October to help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices:

Tickets: $25 (full); $20 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $20
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details

Bookings:

Book online or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily).

The Director:

Directed by Colin Delaney

The Cast:

Abby Brewster - Dimity Eveleens
The Reverend Harper - Michael Kevin Smythe
Mr Witherspoon - Michael Kevin Smythe
Teddy Brewster - Colin Delaney
Officer Brophy - Patrick Delaney
Officer Klein - Ryan Hodges
Martha Brewster - Jo Cooper
Elaine Harper - Emma Campbell
Mortimer Brewster - Robert Lewis
Mr Gibbs - Mark Chorlton
Jonathan Brewster - Ronan Barrett
Dr Einstein - Ian Robinson
Officer O’Hara - Matt Scoles
Lieutenant Rooney - Robert Comber

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
October:
Wed 9, Fri 11, Sat 12, Fri 18, Sat 19, Fri 25, Sat 26

Matinees at 2:00pm:
October:
Sun 20, Sun 27

Doors open 30 minutes before performances*

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc New York