Arsenic and Old Lace
Written by Joseph Kesselring
Feb 20 - Feb 22, 2012
Disney’s Contemporary Resort - Ballroom of the Americas

The play 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 serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played on Broadway by Karloff).

  • Mon, Feb 20, 2012
  • 08:00 PM
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  • Tue, Feb 21, 2012
  • 08:00 PM
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  • Wed, Feb 22, 2012
  • 08:00 PM
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* All tickets pre-ordered online are offered at a 20% discount ($2 off). Door price is the original list price.
  • Jenn McGinnis ... Director
  • Nicole Gray ... Assistant Director
  • Joshua Van Dalen ... Stage Manager
  • Johanna Hutchinson ... Stage Crew
  • Nicole Gray ... Abby Brewster
  • Ian Janosko ... Teddy Brewster
  • Richard Cassidy ... Dr. Harper/Mr. Witherspoon
  • Natasha Mauer ... Martha Brewster
  • John Delue ... Officer Brophy
  • Kyle Brandle ... Officer O'Hara
  • Haylee Van Dalen ... Elaine Harper
  • Ryan Stiner ... Mortimer Brewster
  • Paul Helmstetter ... Mr. Gibbs/Dr. Einstein
  • Sara Blondheim ... Lt. Rooney
  • Molly Riegler ... Dead Bodies
  • Nicole McBee ... U/S for Abby, Martha
  • Victoria Smith ... U/S for Elaine