Seeking Actors And Actresses For Arsenic And Old Lace

Seeking Actors And Actresses For Arsenic And Old Lace

CATEGORY: Performer

The Little Victory Theatre
Staten Island, NY 10314
US

CONTACT NAME

Alberta Thompson

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CASTING NOTICE

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
A Dark Comedy by Joseph Kesserling
@ The Little Victory Theatre on Staten Island  

Directed by: Rose Kulikowski-Gilleece
Produced by: Alberta Thompson

SNYOPSIS:
The play revolves around the Brewster family. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of Yellow Fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

REHEARSALS:
2 weeknights and possibly 1 weekend day
Rehearsal will begin on/around 9/1 and go through opening
Conflicts will be worked around within reason

PERFORMANCES:
October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8:00 PM
October 20 and 27 at 2:00 PM

REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE AT:
The Little Victory Theatre
4089 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314

TO AUDITION, PLEASE SUMBIT:
- A Headshot and Resume
- A Video of you doing a short comedic monologue
- A list of conflicts from September 1st through October 27th

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:
Please call the Director at 917-297-0932 or email at Dropahat@aol.com

CHARACTER LIST:

Abby & Martha Brewster – Two wonderfully kind, sweet old ladies with the odd habit of poisoning old men. They are only trying to be helpful!  

Mortimer Brewster – emotionally tightly-wound nephew to Abby and Martha, theatre critic, engaged to Elaine Harper.  

Teddy Brewster – Mentally delusional, yet harmless, Uncle Teddy believes he is former President Theodore Roosevelt. He is building the Panama Canal in the cellar.  

Elaine Harper – Fun loving, engaged to Mortimer, ever battling his work for some attention.  

Rev. Harper – Father to Elaine, neighborhood pastor, suspicious of Mortimer’s intentions.  

Jonathan Brewster – Evil brother to Mortimer, wanted for despicable crimes in a variety of places. Charming, yet diabolical and cruel.  

Dr. Einstein –Jonathan’s mousy accomplice, a plastic surgeon with a weakness for drink, changes Jonathan’s face when needed.  

Officer O’Hara – Police Officer who fancies himself a playwright, hounds Mortimer for advice.  

Officers Klein & Brophy – Officers on the beat, partial to biscuits but oblivious to crime.  

Lt. Rooney– Lead investigator, frustrated with, but no brighter than his bumbling officers.  

Mr. Witherspoon – Elderly (and lonely) superintendent of Happy Dale sanatorium.  

Mr. Gibbs – Possible tenant and possible victim of Martha and Abby’s good intentions.  

See www.littlevictorytheatre.com or visit or @littlevictorytheatre on Facebook for further information

DURATION

September 1, 2019 - October 27, 2019

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