VP 2001 Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace


Arsenic and Old Lace Play


Written By: Joseph Kesselring
Directed by: Dale Moore
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Run of Show

“Arsenic and Old Lace” ran November 2-17, 2001.


Meet the Brewsters. Jonathan looks like Boris Karloff. Teddy thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt. And their aunts, gentle spinster sisters Abby and Martha, make a “killer” elderberry wine. In this, one of America’s classic comedies, these two sisters with charity in their hearts and cadavers in their basement will leaving you screaming with laughter and shivering with excitement.

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Abby Brewster Patricia Rudes
Martha Brewster Lynnie Heinemann
Mortimer Brewster Charles Boos
Elaine Harper Jennifer Gajewicz
Jonathan Brewster Loren Shearer
Dr. Einstein Steve Horowitz
Teddy Brewster Tom Wagner
Rev. Dr. Harper Dale Moore
Mr. Gibbs John Henry
Officer O’Hara Ellex King
Officer Klein Jon Guernsey
Officer Brophy Amy Lamana
Lieutenant Rooney Tom Kleinert
Mr. Witherspoon Joel Ungerleider

Production Staff

Director Dale Moore
Producer Jackie Mierzejewski & Judy Wiederhold
Set Design Matt Wiederhold
Stage Managers Debbie Marinik & Scott Gage
Lighting Design Scott T. Gage & Deanne Miller
Lighting Crew Scott Gage, Chris McKnight, Angela Metcalf, Deanne Miller, Bernie Spiegel
Costume Design Colleen Guernsey & Kay Grewe
Property Manager Nancy Janney
Property Crew Joyce Calmes, Sue Dennis, Angela Gage
Ashley Gage, Helene Kilcorse, Bob Smith, Nikki Wilson
Set Construction Judy Wiederhold & Matt Wiederhold
Scenic Art Matt Wiederhold
Sound Design Scott T. Gage
Sound Crew Larry Janney, Marc Malley, Don Weber
Program Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design Laura Fleck
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberly Bruggemann, Sue Holliger, Lisa Jackson, Carol & Joe Kwiatkowski, John Smith, Roger Whitmore, Judy Wiederhold
Program Printing M & M Printing, Inc.
Marquee Signs Laura Fleck
Cast Photography Mike McDermott
Special Thanks Dave & Kay Clawson—furniture
Old West End Collectors Corner—furniture
Dennis Lang/Victorian Tea Room—furniture
Laura Fleck—furniture
Medical College of Ohio Life Support Training Center
Port Royal Cigars
The Optic Shop
Wes Lepper VFW Post 11115
UT Theatre Department
Randy Bratt—Hairport

The Show!

Act I

  • An afternoon in September

Act II

  • The same night


  • Scene 1: Later that night
  • Scene 2: Early the next morning