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Arsenic & Old Lace

Come audition for MYSTERY, MAYHEM, and MIRTH! We are happy to announce  auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace at the Westfield Theatre Group, a department of the Westfield Woman’s Club (28 Court Street Westfield MA, 01085). The dates will be the following:


Monday, May 22nd &  Tuesday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm. 


Call backs (if needed) Thursday, May 25th @ 7:00pm. 


Please note the theatre will be open at 6:30pm. You may fill out this audition form ( prior to arrival. Copies will be available at the theatre if needed. 


Performance dates are:

October 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 7:30pm 

October 21 @ 2:00pm 


Tech Week dates are:

October 8th - 12th 


Creative Team:

Director: Stuart Gamble

Stage Manager: Lynnmarie May

Costumer: TBD

Set Designer: TBD


Arsenic and Old Lace Plot Summary:


“The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.”


Character Breakdown:

(The ages reflect the characters, not the actors)


Abby Brewster (female, 50s+)

The Rev. Dr. Harper (male, mid 50s-mid 60s)

Teddy Brewster (male, 40+)

Martha Brewster (female, 50s+)

Elaine Harper (female, 20s-30s)

Mortimer Brewster (male, 30s)

Mr. Gibbs (male, middle-age)

Jonathan Brewster (male, 40s+)

Dr. Einstein (male, 40s+)

Officer O’Hara (male, 25+)

Lieutenant Rooney (male, 50s+)

Mr. Witherspoon (male, 40s+) 



Officer Brophy (male, 20s+)

Officer Klein (male, 20s+)

2 Corpses (non-speaking role)


*Some roles may be double-cast*

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