Arsenic and Old Lace directed by Emily Dix

Written by Joseph Kesselring
Mortimer Brewster just can’t catch a break! How can he marry the woman he loves when he is related to two homicidal elderly aunts, a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, and another who looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff thanks to plastic surgery performed by the alcoholic Dr. Einstein? Add in a dozen bodies and it’s all Mortimer can do to keep his family away from the local police. Made into a popular film of the same title in 1944 starring Cary Grant and Peter Lorre, “Arsenic and Old Lace” is a dark and witty play about what happens when a family’s skeletons-in-the-basement can’t be hidden any longer.

Arsenic and Old Lace plays for three performances from January 20th to the 22nd at 8 PM in the Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles St. W).

Advanced tickets can be purchased from UofTtix online at, in person at 7 Hart House Circle, or by phone from by phone from (416) 978-8849. Vic Performing Arts Ticket Packages are also still available at UofTtix.

Martha Brewster – Gwyneth Hodgins
Abby Brewster – Nora Boydell
Rev. Dr. Harper – Matthew Pellow
Teddy Brewster – Michael Mackinnon
Officer Brophy – Christopher Ross
Officer Klein – Brian Quintero
Elaine Harper – Tayler Eaton
Mortimer Brewster – Tom Beattie
Mr. Gibbs – Matthew Pellow
Jonathan Brewster – Matthew McGrath
Dr. Einstein – Michael Welch
Officer O’Hara – Michael Marcucci
Mr. Witherspoon – Matthew Pellow
Lieutenant Rooney – Matthew Tanner
Spenelzo and Mr. Hoskins – Jenna Wakewich

Assistant Director: Matthew McGrath
Stage Manager: Amanda Lang