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Auditions For Arsenic And Old Lace
September 23 @ 2:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Auditions for ARSENIC Sat, Sept 23 and Sun, Sept 24 – both at 2-5 pm…ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.
Embassy Theatre announces auditions for the classic comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace” to be held Saturday, September 23 at 2pm and Sunday, September 24 at 7pm. Tryouts will consist of cold readings from the script at the theatre location at 49 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD.
The large cast will consist of 10-11 adult males of various ages, and 3-4 female roles. Especially needed are 2 older females who can play 55-65 age range.
The plot concerns the elderly Brewster sisters who are known for various acts of charity. However, they take it too far by poisoning their house guests to help end their lonely lives. The bodies are then buried in the basement with the help of a deranged nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt digging the Panama Canal. Their normal nephew Mortimer discovers the bodies – but can not turn his sweet aunts into the authorities. Enter a homicidal nephew who is on a killing spree of his own with a body to bury as well. When the police enter the picture, it becomes a hilarious game of hide and seek.
Show dates are November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. Participants should bring date conflicts to check against the rehearsal schedule. Additional information is available by calling Tom Valentine, director, at 301-268-6301.
Rehearsal dates: Sept 28, Oct 2, Oct 3, Oct 7, Oct 8, Oct 9, Oct 10, Oct 14 – 2pm, Oct 15, Oct 16, Oct 17, Oct 20, Oct 22, Oct 23, Oct 24, Oct 27, Oct 30, Oct 31, Nov 1, Nov 2