Q.H.S. To Present Comedy ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
The Quincy Senior High School Theatre Department will open 2019 with the well-known comedic classic "Arsenic and Old Lace". The play's opening night will be Thursday, February 14, and runs thru Saturday, February 16, with the curtain opening at 7:30 each night at the Quincy Senior High Theatre.
The comedy takes place in Brooklyn, New York during the 1940's at the home of the Brewster family. Mortimer Brewster has a steady job at a New York City newspaper. He’s newly engaged and returns home to tell his sweet spinster aunts of his engagement.
His home is a bit chaotic with a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, a maniacal brother, Jonathan and a few uncovered secrets about his two dear aunts. Between a mysterious doctor, a suspicious fiance and three zany cops, this uproarious murder farce will have the audience rolling.
Tickets are available by calling the Q.H.S. Music Department at 217-224-3774.The production will be under the direction of Meghan Buckley and junior, Jaelyn Ehrhardt, who will serve as the show’s student director. The main cast is listed below:
Mortimer Brewster, played by senior Josef Lawler,
Spinster aunts, played by seniors Olivia Wathen and Makayla Franklin
One brother (Teddy Roosevelt), played by senior Joe Culp
A maniacal brother (Jonathan), played by senior J.T. Atwood
The mysterious doctor, played by senior Keegan Carrow
The fiancé, played by sophomore Heather Salmons
The zany cops played by seniors Brad Eston, Ben Makins and sophomore Ryan Shoaff