COTTAGE GROVE – Cottage Theatre will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 for “Arsenic and Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesselring. This classic comedy will kick off the theatre's 2020 season, with a three-weekend run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 16.
This tale of merry mayhem and murderous aunts features roles for three women and 11 men. The play will be directed by Keith Kessler.
No appointments are necessary; auditions will consist of reading from the script. These auditions will be held at Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive. “Arsenic and Old Lace” premiered in 1939.
Abby and Martha Brewster are charming spinster sisters who lovingly care for their eccentric nephew Teddy, who believes himself to be President Theodore Roosevelt. The sisters give generously to local causes, and serve homemade biscuits and jam whenever Reverend Harper comes to tea. So their nephew Mortimer is stunned to discover that the cellar is filled with a dozen deceased gentlemen who “benefitted” from his aunts’ peculiar brand of end-of-life charity.
For more info: cottagetheatre.org or call 541-942-8001.