Arsenic and Old Lace Auditions

The Guild kicks off the 2018 season with a classic comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, a hilarious look at a family that has skeletons in the closet and dead bodies filling up the basement. Auditions are Jan 15 and 16 from 6 to 8 pm at Rose Center.  The show will be performed March 9-17 and will be directed by Joe Powell. Roles are available for men and women:

 

Women’s  Roles:

Abby Brewster: A sweet caring old lady who is loved by all. She has a Victorian

charm and grace about her. Her way of helping could also be considered–

murder. Very old-fashioned in an ironic way.

Martha Brewster: A sweet caring old lady who is loved by all. She has a

Victorian charm and grace about her. Her way of helping could also be

considered–murder. Very old-fashioned in an ironic way.

Elaine Harper: A sweet young lady who knows what she wants. She is in love

with Mortimer and she is not about to let him talk her out of their engagement.

 

Men’s Roles:

Mortimer Brewster: A young theatre critique who has a bunch of crazy people in

his family tree. He himself is afraid of becoming crazy as well as what may

happen if people find out about the skeletons in his families cellar.

Teddy Brewster: A bit on the crazy side; Teddy Brewster thinks that he is

president teddy Roosevelt. He buries all of Martha and Abby’s “gentlemen” in the

basement.

Jonathan Brewster: He was troubled as a child and is even more so as an

adult. He has escaped from a mental institution and has murdered multiple

people. In order to hide from the law Johnny has had to turn to plastic surgery to

alter his face, leaving him disfigured.

Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon who is often drinking. He has also escaped from

a mental institution. He has a German accent

The Rev. Dr Harper: A protective father to Elaine.

Mr. Gibbs: A nice elderly man who lives alone and has no family.

Officer O’Hera: A officer who doesn’t really want to be an officer. He wants to

write plays and is eager to tell the renowned critique Mortimer about his plot.

Officer Brophy: An officer of the law who is likable but maybe not the brightest

man on the force. (This character may be male or female.)

Officer Klein: Another officer of the law who is likable but maybe not the

brightest man on the force. (This character may be male or female.)

Lieutenant Rooney: All bronze and no brain. An officer of the law.  (This

character may be male or female.)

Mr. Witherspoon: Superintendent of Happy Dale sanitarium. (40-60) (This

character may be male or female.)