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The Village Players of Hatboro
401 Jefferson Ave, Hatboro, Pennsylvania 19040
The Village Players of Hatboro are proud to announce the second show of our 71st season, «Arsenic and Old Lace» by Joseph Kesselring. It will be directed by Allison Schrader and assistant directed by Kara McCormick, with Richard Lutz producing.
Showtimes for this production are:
• Friday, January 12th at 8pm
• Saturday, January 13th at 8pn
• Sunday, January 14th at 2pm
• Friday, January 19th at 8pm
• Saturday, January 20th at 8pn
• Sunday, January 21st at 2pm
• Friday, January 26th at 8pm
• Saturday, January 27th at 8pm
«Arsenic and Old Lace» is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy homicidal 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 serves 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.
• Phyllis Blair as Abby Brewster
• Doug Tague as The Rev. Dr. Harper
• Eric Schaefer as Teddy Brewster
• Rick Pine as Officer Brophy
• Daniel Cochran as Officer Klein
• Norma Kider as Martha Brewster
• Janet Rosenberg as Elaine Harper
• Kevin Christian as Mortimer Brewster
• Steve Niles as Mr. Gibbs
• Tim Schumann as Jonathan Brewster
• Alex Hraur as Dr. Einstein
• John Silbaugh as Officer O’Hara
• Paul McCarthy as Lieutenant Rooney
• Mark Brown as Mr. Witherspoon
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