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Arsenic and Old Lace -Augusta, ME - Casting ID # 1589838
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Augusta, ME Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-07-19
Audition Date 07-06-19 Submission deadline 05-06-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
After over three quarters of a century as America’s favorite gothic farce, Arsenic and Old Lace continues to sparkle with sweet little old ladies ladling out arsenic-spiced blackberry wine to lonely and elderly boarders, a touch of romance challenged by justifiable fears of inherited family insanity, plenty of word play and dramatic irony, and boodles of bodies buried in the basement. buried

Role # 1 Abby Brewster
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A sweet caring old lady who is loved by all. She has a Victorian charm and grace about her. Very old-fashioned in an ironic way.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 55 to 75
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Martha Brewster
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Just as sweet, caring and loved as her sister Abby, with the same Victorian flair and grace although she always keeps her neck covered for some reason.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 55 to 75
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Mortimer Brewster
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A young theater critique who has a bunch of crazy people in his family tree. He himself is afraid of becoming crazy as well as what may happen if people find out about the skeletons in his families cellar.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Teddy Brewster
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A bit on the crazy side; Teddy Brewster thinks that he is president teddy Roosevelt. He buries all of Martha and Abby's "gentlemen" in the basement.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Jonathan Brewster
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He was troubled as a child and is even more so as an adult. He has escaped from a mental institution and has murdered multiple people. In order to hide from the law Johnny has had to turn to plastic surgery to alter his face, leaving him disfigured.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Elaine Harper
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A sweet young lady who knows what she wants. She is in love with Mortimer and she is not about to let him talk her out of their engagement.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Dr. Einstein
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A plastic surgeon who is often drinking. He has also escaped from a mental institution. He has a German accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Rev. Dr. Harper
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Rev. Dr. Harper - A protective father to Elaine.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Mr. Gibbs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A nice elderly man who lives alone and has no family.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 60 to 70
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Mr. Witherspoon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Superintendent of Happy Dale sanitarium.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Officer O'Hera
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An officer who doesn't really want to be an officer. He wants to write plays and is eager to tell the renowned critique Mortimer about his plot. He's not very good at reading the room or knowing when now is not a good time.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Officer Brophy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An officer of the law who is likable but maybe not the brightest man on the force.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Officer Klein
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Another officer of the law who is likable but maybe not the brightest man on the force.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Lieutenant Rooney
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

All bronze and no brain. An officer of the law.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Corpse
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Possibly of playing a corpse if given circumstances allow.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -