Arsenic and Old Lace 1988 Toronto Poster

Arsenic and Old Lace (Toronto)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE by Joseph Kesselring opened on September 22, 1988 at the Hart House Theatre, Toronto and ran until October 29.

Produced by Marlene Smith for the Marlene Smith Group;

Directed by Henry Kaplan; Set Design by Charles Dunlop; Costume Design by Rita Brown; Lighting Design by Leslie Wilkinson and Company & Stage Managed by Toby Simkin

STARRING Davis Gaines (Mortimer Brewster); Kate Reid (Abby Brewster) and Charmion King (Martha Brewster) with Louis Negin (Dr. Einstein); Ted Simonett (Jonathan Brewster); Ellen Maguire (Elaine Harper); Michael Donaghue (Teddy Brewster); Anthony Bekenn; Rummy Bishop; Richard Blakburn; Ed Kiley; Rory O’Sullivan and Kenneth Wickes.

For Hart House Theatre: Manager: Janet M. Bessey; Box Office Manager: Penny Alford; House Manager: Penny Riegle; Technical Director: Paul Templin; Master Electrician: Gordon Massey.

Arsenic and Old Lace

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THE STORY

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell Abby and Martha before they stumble upon the body themselves, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor, they killed him! Between his aunts’ penchant for poisoning wine, a brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another brother using plastic surgery to hide from the police—not to mention Mortimer’s own hesitancy about marriage—it’ll be a miracle if Mortimer makes it to his wedding. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family.

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