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Auditions Announced for 'Arsenic & Old Lace' at the Phoenix Stage

Seeking 11 men and 3 women

AUDITIONS:
Monday, February 25, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm
Auditions will be held at Phoenix Stage Company, 686 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Saturday, April 20 - Saturday, May 4, 2013
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm/Sundays at 2:00pm

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking 11 men and 3 women (of the 11 men, some are minor roles th f can be doubled). Auditioners will be asked to read selected passages from the script. The production is directed by Kathy Cook. For additional information, please call (203) 632-8546 or visit our website at http://www.phoenixstagecompany.org/.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other brother—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a must - a ready-made comedy hit.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
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.

The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine

Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

Officer Brophy: A police officer

Officer Klein: A police officer

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.

Elaine Harper: An attractive girl in her twenties 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.

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.

Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters

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.

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

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