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Trine University Theatre announces 'Arsenic and Old Lace' cast
September 18, 2023
By Caitlin Mann
Trine University Theatre will perform “Arsenic and Old Lace” this fall.
Show dates for this classic dark comedy are: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts. Cast members have been selected and rehearsals have begun for the performance.
“Arsenic and Old Lace,” written by Joseph Kesselring in 1939, is a dark comedy centered around Mortimer Brewster. Mortimer is a man living a happy life with a steady job and a new fiancé, until he visits his sweet, unassuming spinster aunts to announce his engagement. Although regarded as kind old ladies, there is more to Mortimer Brewster’s aunts than originally assumed. Brewster must battle the sinister plans of his aunts, combat his maniacal brother and protect his fiancé, all while keeping his own sanity intact.
Cast members include:
Mortimer – Aidan Smith, a mechanical engineering major from Connersville, Indiana
Aunt Abby Brewster – Chantale Leavell, a biochemistry major from Gary, Indiana
Aunt Martha Brewster – Sage Scherzer, a communication major from Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Elaine – Evyenia Lawley, a science education major from Valparaiso, Indiana
Jonathan Brewster – Sean Carpenter, a mechanical engineering major from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Dr. Einstein – Muriel Mackie, a marketing major from Hillsdale, Michigan
Teddy Brewster – Benton Knox, a mechanical engineering major from Indianapolis
Rev. Dr. Harper – Parker Tillmon, a psychology major from Sturgis, Michigan
Officer O’Hara – Michael Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics
Officer Brophy – Andie Mendoza, a biomedical engineering major from LaGrange, Indiana
Officer Kline – Tyler Kreider, a biology major from Trafalgar, Indiana
Mr. Gibbs / Understudy 2 – Jason Branch, a psychology major from Chesterfield, Virginia
Miss Witherspoon – Jo Drudge
Lt. Rooney / Understudy 1 – Macy Bonifield, an elementary education major from Warsaw, Indiana
Crew Members Include:
Director: Lou Ann Homan
Assistant Director: Jacob McNeal
Stage Manager: Kat Kellogg, a marketing major from Bryan, Ohio
Producer: Tim Hopp, Ph.D.
Pricing information will be released at a later date. For more information, contact Director Lou Ann Homan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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