Arsenic & Old Lace

Expires: August 10, 2024

About the Project

Arsenic & Old Lace - October 4th - 20th. 11 shows.

Submission Instructions

OPEN AUDITIONS -July 21st - Sunday 3-6pm & July 23rd - Tuesday 6-8pm. Located at Valley Center Stage - please bring bio and headshot. Monologue or readings from script.

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Audition Requirements

Auditions will be held on site at Valley Center Stage. Please bring bio and headshot.
Monologues welcome or cold readings from the script provided on site.

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Contact: Melissa Carter
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Audition Type: Theatre


Locality: Local to Puget Sound
Location: 1060 Stilson Ave SE, North Bend WA 98045 aka the Sallal Grange
North Bend
, WA

Character Breakdown

Abby Brewster
A darling lady, and the very model of Victorian charm and grace, who poisons elderly gentlemen, with her sister as an act of charity.
The Reverend Doctor Harper
We only see Elaine Harper’s father in the opening scene; a doctor of divinity, and the minister to the church next door to the Brewster house.
Teddy Brewster
Very likable, kindhearted brother to Mortimer and Jonathan, Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man who believes that he is the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.
Martha Brewster
Very sweet, but more submissive than Abby, Martha still is a strong woman.
Elaine Harper
An Attractive girl, daughter of Rev. Dr. Harper, and Mortimer’s fiancée. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister’s daughter. She is a little bit wily, sassy, and absolutely sharp (Actor seeking this role will need to show genuine zest and spunk. She will also need to display a wonderful sense of versatility.)
Officer Brophy
The first police officer we meet in the show, Brophy is a thoroughly likable sort of fellow. Is making his rounds collecting Christmas toys for the needy. Some PHYSICAL work.
Officer Klein
A flatfoot Brooklyn officer who makes his rounds with Officer Brophy collecting Christmas toys.
Mortimer Brewster
Nephew of Abby and Martha, brother to both Teddy and Jonathan Brewster. Very likable, Mortimer is a drama critic who is in love with, and engaged to Elaine Harper. A good-hearted cynic who is about to have his world turned upside down.
Mr. Gibbs
An elderly gentleman who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters; and nearly falls victim to the sisters “charity”.
Jonathan Brewster
Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, brother to Teddy and Mortimer. Jonathan is a psychopath who has numerous murders to his credit and no scruples whatsoever. He is creepy.
Dr. Einstein
A German plastic surgeon, with an accent to prove it. Right hand to Jonathan, Dr. Einstein is mousey and submissive to Jonathan.
Officer O'Hara
He is the quintessential example of an Irish-American police officer: Full of life, good natured and played big.
Lieutenant Rooney
The man in charge at the local police precinct.
Mr. Witherspoon
The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium. Very mild mannered and kind.