ARSENIC & OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring

 Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene — his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure — but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother Jonathan returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.

ARSENIC & OLD LACE will run October 11, 13 & 14 at The Rex Theatre in Galax.  ***Please note –  ALL OPENING NIGHT TICKETS for Thursday, October 11th are $15.00 and include a pre-show reception starting at 6pm at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts and the performance at 7:30pm that evening.  For all other performances, tickets are $10 for Adults and $8 for Seniors (65 & older) and Students (16 & younger).  Tickets go on sale at the  Arts Council and  Chestnut Creek School of the Arts starting Monday, September 17th and may also be purchased on-line through The Art Shop page on this website.  For more information, please call the Arts Council at 276-238-1217. 

 The Cast of ARSENIC & OLD LACE features

Abby Brewster . . . . Karen Stevens Elaine Harper . . . .  . .  Katie Lipe
Rev Dr. Harper . .. . David Roberson Mortimer Brewster . . .Brant Burgiss
Teddy Brewster. . . .Chris O’Connor Jonathan Brewster . .  .Patrick Butler
Martha Brewster ..  Susan O’Connor Dr. Einstein . . .  . . . . . .Mason Blevins
Officer Klein…………Wesley Harmon Lieutenant Rooney . .  .Bob Sauter
Officer Brophy…..….Bryson Handy Witherspoon . . . . .. . . .Stephannie Dees
Officer O’Hara………Jerome Roman Mr. Gibbs…………………Mike Stevens

We’re also looking for people interested in helping out backstage during performances, stage managing, running lights and sound, helping with props and costumes and building and painting the set.  If you love the theatre and have the urge to be a part of the magic, please sign up for one of the ‘crews.’ For more information call 276-238-1217.

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