Arsenic and Old Lace

By Joseph Kesserling

Directed by Dan Prueher

40's screwball comedy with a family of eccentrics in Brooklyn that include a brother that thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one that is a criminal that has had plastic surgery to hide his identity and looks like Boris Karloff, one cynical theater critic and two maiden aunts that help lonely men by giving them poisonous elderberry wine. Keeping everyone out of jail and still manage an engagement and multiple visits from police is the crux of the plot. A sweet American standard but still with a subversive side.

Produced by Stoughton Village Players at Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E Main St, Stoughton

Performances: October 15-24, 2015

Performance Times:
Oct. 15-17, 7:30; Oct. 18, 1:00; Oct. 22-24, 7:30

Ticket Prices: $10 Thursdays and Sunday; $12 Fridays and Saturdays

Call 608-873-5100 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Cast of 14 (7 men, 3 women, 4 either men or women)
Auditions at Stoughton Village Players Theater, 7:00
Readings from script sides
One couple should play later 20's/early 30's
Two older women should play over 70
One part should have a German accent if possible
One part should be tall and thin and menacing
Some cop parts may use Irish accent