Theater auditions: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ in Maitland

Here’s an audition notice from the Jewish Community Center in Maitland:

The Center Players: The JCC Theatre Company announce auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Ann J. Sejansky

Auditions
Auditions will be held Sunday, February 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the Roth JCC at 851 N. Maitland Ave. An alternate audition will take place on Tuesday, February 15 from 6-8 p.m.

Please bring theatre resume, headshot, and prepared monologue. Auditioners will cold read from the script.

Performances
April 7, 9, 11 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.; April 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.

Synopsis
Cast: 11 men, 3 women (some interchangeable roles). The play is a farcical comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts’ victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

Production Crew
Also seeking production crew members.

Inquiries
Julie Varkonyi, producer, events@orlandojcc.org

One response to “Theater auditions: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ in Maitland

  1. mikki scanlon kreikard

    i love it~