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Biloxi Little Theatre | 220 Lee Street, Biloxi, MS 39530 | P: (228) 432-8543 (voicemail only)
Auditions: October 4th 6pm-8pm
October 5th 12pm-3pm
Synopsis: Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic and the most ostensibly normal of his family, is forced to cover murders for his sweet elderly aunts while being torn between family loyalty and his desire to marry the woman he loves. Exploring themes including family loyalty, nature versus nurture, and whether we can ever truly break away from our family’s influence, Arsenic and Old Lace was praised for its dark, screwball comedy tone with The New York Times theater critic declaring it one of the funniest plays he’d ever seen.
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.
Abby Brewster: A darling lady in her sixties who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
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.
Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.
Elaine Harper: An attractive girl 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.
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.
The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine
Officer Brophy: A police officer
Officer Klein: A police officer
Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters
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