Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace


Joseph Kesselring

Róisín and Sinéad Bevan

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring is the story of two delightful, elderly Brooklyn sisters whose acts of kindness include the poisoning of lonely old men who answer their ad for a room to rent. With a clear conscience, they congratulate themselves on having saved yet another soul from loneliness by dispatching them to their heavenly destiny. Their nephew Mortimer, a theatre critic, has fallen in love with the girl who lives next door to his aunts, Elaine Harper, and has taken to visiting frequently. The drama takes place when Mortimer discovers the extent of his aunts’ charity work, and in a frantic effort to contain the situation, endeavours to have his brother Teddy, who is quite openly mad, held responsible and committed to Happy Dale Sanitorium. Life is never that straightforward, however, and it is on this very eve that the malicious, long lost brother Jonathan reappears looking for shelter in the home of his aunts. He brings with him his accomplice Dr Einstein and some baggage of his own he needs to dispose of in a hurry…

(This is a black comedy/farce, suitable for general audiences)
Blak Yak Theatre Inc.* presents to you Arsenic and Old Lace at the Midland Junction Arts Centre, corner of Cale Street and Great Eastern Highway, Midland on June 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26that 8:00pm and June 20th and 27th at 2:00pm.

Cicely Binford as Abby Brewster
Marilyn Flynne as Martha Brewster
Tristan Pearcy as Mortimer Brewster
Alan Malcolm as Jonathan Brewster
Rory Innes as Teddy Brewster
John Bevan as Dr Einstein
Róisín Bevan as Elaine Harper
Kallum Mansfield as Officer O’Hara
Brad Green as Officer Brophy
Peter King as Officer Klein
Ray Rummer as Dr Reverend Harper and Lieutenant Rooney
Steve Osborne as Mr Witherspoon and Mr Gibbs

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

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Ticket Prices:
$18 adult; $14 concession

Midland Junction Arts Centre, cnr Cale St & Great Eastern Hwy, Midland

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