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“Arsenic and Old Lace” Opens Next Week

Huntsville Community Theatre’s final production of their 2014/2015 at Old Town Theatre


No strangers to the stage, Marilyn Moore and Terry Lynn Hale lead us on this murderous romp as Abby and Martha Brewster, respectively. With years of acclaim and stage experience between them, Moore and Hale pair well as the dotty, earnest old sisters. Steve Murphree, a familiar on the stage with HCT, makes a trumpeted appearance as Teddy Brewster, who is under the impression that he is none other than President Roosevelt. Katt Gilcrease appears as the sinister and threatening Jonathan Brewster, and is joined by Cesar Jaquez as Dr. Einstein, the pair of whom are altogether unwelcomed at the Brewster house, though their own murderous dealings leave them little choice but to impose. Alex De Luna returns to the HCT stage in the role of Mortimer Brewster, the only sane one of the whole Brewster bunch.
The cast is rounded out with Candida Barrientos and Shelby Escamilla each portraying Mortimer’s classy, though perplexed fiancé Elaine Harper (respective performances of course); theatre professional David Vela in a dual performance as The Reverend Dr. Harper and the unfortunate Mr. Witherspoon; Ricky Fairchild (O’Hara), Aaron Ruiz (Brophy), Nick Ward (Klein), and Don MacCormack (Lt. Rooney and Mr. Gibbs), make up the production’s “police force,” and fill out the remainder of the show’s zany antics with quite an authentic edge.
Performances are scheduled for Apr 17-18, 24-25 (7:30 PM) Apr 19 & 26 (2 PM), at the J. Philip Gibbs, Jr., Centre for the Performing Arts (Old Town Theatre), located at 1023 12th St. in Huntsville. For information or to order tickets call 936-291-7933 or visit www.HuntsvilleCommunityTheatre.org.
“Arsenic and Old Lace” is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc. New York
HCT is funded (in part) by a grant from the Huntsville Arts Commission, City of Huntsville.

Information provided by Huntsville Community Theatre

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