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“Arsenic and Old Lace,” Presented at NECC

Submitted by on November 1, 2012 – 9:31 am
Cast members of Arsenic and Old Lace

From left to right, Adrian Peguero as Teddy Brewster, Hannah Heckman-McKenna as Abby Brewster as Katelyn Demers as Martha Brewster.

When is a simple glass of elderberry wine not so simple, when it is served up by the maniacal Brewster sisters in Arsenic and Old Lace, which will be presented by Northern Essex Community College’s Top Notch Players on November 2, 3, 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. and November 8 at 4 p.m. in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the Haverhill campus.

This adaptation will be directed by NECC students Brianne Beatrice of Marblehead.

This classic comedy follows the antics of the murderous Brewster family. Written by Joseph Kesselring, this play gained notoriety when it was adapted for film featuring Cary Grant.
Tickets are available at the door the day of the play or at General admission is $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens.

For further information contact Susan Sanders at 978-556-3374.

The cast includes:
Officer O’Hara – Jeff Gould – Amesbury
Reverend Harper – Dustin Kelly – Amesbury
Mr. Spenalzo (corpse) – Thera Driscoll – Danvers
Elaine Harper – Samantha Wheatley – Hampstead
Dr. Einstein – Will MacDonald – Haverhill
Officer Klein – Danielle Ryan – Haverhill
Martha Brewster – Katelyn Demers – Haverhill
Teddy Brewster – Adrian Peguero – Lawrence
Officer Brophy – Anderson Lara – Lawrence
Earving Segura – Stage Manager – Lawrence
Brianne Beatrice – Director – Marblehead
Lieutenant Rooney – Maurice Petersen – Methuen
Miss Witherspoon – Dierdree Glassford – Newmarket, NH
Mortimer Brewster – Alex Spinelli – Plaistow
Mr. Gibbs – Matt Lundergan – Raymond, NH
Abby Brewster – Hannah Heckman-McKenna – Salem, NH
Jonathan Brewster – Matt Lewis – Tewksbury