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Autumn Production 1996 - "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring

Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Richard Levitt



Abby Brewster   -   Diana Zuger

The Rev. Dr. Harper   -   Eric Collino

Teddy Brewster   -   Andrew Thompson

Officer Brophy    -   Dennis Dell

Officer Klein    -     Kari Scheuring

Martha Brewster  -  Molly Arnold

Eliane Harper     -   Alexandra Lorenzi

Mortimer Brester  -  Allen Holland

Mr. Gibbs    -     Eric Collino

Jonathan Brewster  -  Norman Koeth

Dr. Einstein     -     Graham Simons

Officer O'Hara   -   Louis van Niekerk

Lieutenant Roney  -  Thérèse Offrell

Miss Winterspoon  -  Sue Stafford

Production Manager  -  Grayson Richards

Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene - his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure - but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan, returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé - all while trying to keep his own sanity as well.

Venue: Gymnasium Bäulihof, Basel



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