Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Arsenic and Old Lace at Maitland Repertory Theatre
Coming up in October at Maitland Rep is “Arsenic and Old Lace” – a comedy spoof on plays involving murder, made famous by the Frank Capra movie of the same name starring Cary Grant.
Mortimer Brewster lives a happy life. He’s just become engaged, and decides to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer’s world is turned upside down when he realises that his dear aunts have been putting lonely old men “out of their misery” for years!
When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan, returns that same night, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé – all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.
Show Dates/Times in October:
8:00pm: Wed 9, Fri 11, Sat 12, Fri 18, Sat 19, Fri 25, Sat 26
2:00pm: Sun 20, Sun 27
Doors open 30 minutes before performances
Book at www.mrt.org.au or on 4931 2800 (10-3 daily)
Run time: About 2 hours 20 minutes including a 15 minute interval.
Directed by Colin Delaney
Abby Brewster – Dimity Eveleens
The Reverend Harper – Michael Kevin Smythe
Mr Witherspoon – Michael Kevin Smythe
Teddy Brewster – Colin Delaney
Officer Brophy – Patrick Delaney
Officer Klein – Ryan Hodges
Martha Brewster – Jo Cooper
Elaine Harper – Emma Campbell
Mortimer Brewster – Robert Lewis
Mr Gibbs – Mark Chorlton
Jonathan Brewster – Ronan Barrett
Dr Einstein – Ian Robinson
Officer O’Hara – Matt Scoles
Lieutenant Rooney – Robert Comber