|The Sharon Playhouse has partnered with BROADWAY ON DEMAND to stream their virtual reading of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.|
With the virtual nature of this presentation we were able to cull together the most wonderful actors from around the country, including many local favorites. They’re “zooming in” from Sharon, Palm Springs, Savannah, New York City, Poughkeepsie and more!
It truly is a dream cast.
Arsenic and Old Lace comically the tells the story of Mortimer Brewster who visits his two maiden aunts in Brooklyn. To everyone they are sweet, generous, caring old ladies but Mortimer soon discovers that they are smiling serial killers who believe they are doing very important work by sending lonely old men to their heavenly reward. What’s worse, the body of their latest victim is hidden in a chest in their living room, where anyone could find it. With another nephew who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and one who looks like Boris Karloff.
This classic farce has been entertaining audiences since 1942.
Arsenic and Old Lace is directed by Sarah Combs and with stage management by Louis Hagen. The cast (in alphabetical order) includes Michael Britt (Mr. Witherspoon), Will Nash Broyles (Officer Brophy), John Champion (Reverend Harper), Lee A Davies (Mr. Gibbs), David Fanning (Lt. Rooney), Maria Hasen (Abby Brewster), Hugh Hysell (Teddy Brewster), Macey Levin (Dr. Einstein), Trevor Martin (Mortimer Brewster), Sal Mistretta (Jonathan Brewster), Sean Moton (Officer Klein), Emily Soell (Martha Brewster), Jalynn Steele (Elaine Harper), Ben Tostado (Officer O’Hara).
Tickets start at $3.00
($1 donation and $2 service fee)
Donations are accepted at $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, 100, and $250.
The $2 will stay at that price no matter what the donation level.
Ticket includes an invitation to our preshow Zoom cocktail party at 2pm on May 22. The party will include cast members from the reading.
Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you on May 22.
If you aren’t able to join us on May 22, you can still purchase a ticket and stream anytime on May 22 and May 23. Once you buy your ticket, you will be sent an email from Broadway on Demand with the details to view the performance.