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This will be a table read of Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace." Actors, please bring your own script to the reading. If you do not already own a copy of the script, I highly recommend picking up the Dramatists Play Service edition. Please be sure to order far enough in advance to have it for the reading. Or, check with your local library! The library of the performing arts in Manhattan is a great resource! Link to the Dramatists Play Service Edition: https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=1841 Characters Abby Brewster: A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer. Martha Brewster: Also a darling elderly lady who poisons elderly men. Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer. Mortimer Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic. A good-hearted cynic, he is engaged to Elaine. Mortimer cares for his aunts, but his world is turned upside-down as he tries to untangle their crazy, homicidal dilemma. Elaine Harper: An attractive girl in her twenties, and Mortimer’s fiancée, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper, who lives next-door to Abby and Martha. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister's daughter. Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster. Teddy is a delightfully certifiable man who is under the happy delusion that he is Theodore Roosevelt. Jonathan Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff. Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times. Officer O'Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play. The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine. Officer Brophy: A pleasant neighborhood police officer. Officer Klein: Also a pleasant neighborhood police officer, partner to Brophy. Lieutenant Roony: A tough and dominating police officer, the commanding officer of the precinct. Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium. Mr. Gibbs: An elderly man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters, narrowly escaping poison. This event is BYOB/BYOSnacks. FYI - I do have a 19-year-old cat named Axel who is very friendly - so take your allergy meds if you're allergic! Cheers, Wolfie Location and Transportation: 6485 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10471, located at the northwest corner of Broadway and Mosholu Avenue (not parkway) by David Sheridan Triangle - across the street from Van Cortlandt Park. (Intercom Code 13) You can take the 1 train to 242nd Street in the Bronx and then catch the Bx9 bus to the building (it's about a 5 minute ride from the subway). Alternatively, you can take the Metro-North Hudson Line from Grand Central to Riverdale (it's about a 25 minute ride) and walk over the hill to the building. Warning - it's a steep hill - but the train ride is gorgeous.