Auditions for "Arsenic and Old Lace"
by Joseph Kesselring
directed by Brianna Gowland
Audition Dates: Monday April 19 and Tuesday April 20, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Callbacks Wednesday April 21, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Rehearsals begin Thursday, April 22
Performance Dates: June 12-27, 2021
Please call or email the theatre to reserve your audition time slot, no walk-ups allowed
(541) 479-3557, firstname.lastname@example.org
Face coverings required prior to and after your audition
Please prepare a monologue for your audition
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 - which need no further description here. "Arsenic and Old Lace" is a hilarious and delightful ready-made comedy hit.
Abby Brewster: A darling lady who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine
Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.
Officer Brophy: A police officer
Officer Klein: A police officer
Martha Brewster: 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.
Elaine Harper: 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.
Mortimer Brewster: 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.
Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters
Jonathan Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.
Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic who is in his fifties, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times.
Officer O'Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.
Lieutenant Roony: A tough and dominating police officer
Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium