Murfreesboro Little Theatre
Since 1962
55 years of continuous community theater....and counting!


Directed by Melvin C. Spring

Auditions will be held
Monday & Tuesday
April 3 & 4, 6pm - 8pm

All roles are open!
Performances June 2-11
About the Show

A pinch of this, a smidgen of that.  
Elderberry Wine has never been so deadly, or so funny!

The Brewster Clan, original descendants of the Mayflower Pilgrims, are eccentric, to say the least.  Martha and Abby find joy taking in lonely men....and poisoning them.
Brother Teddy believes he is Teddy Roosevelt - charging San Juan Hill and digging "locks" for the Panama Canal in the basement.
Their nephew Jonathan is a serial killer - with connections to the mob - and plastic surgeons.
And Mortimer - the somewhat normal nephew - is a theater critic who loves his family but is not so sure about the girl he is going to marry.
In other words, the typical all American family. 
As funny today as it was 75 years ago - that's what makes Arsenic and Old Lace a true Classic!
Cast Needs (3 Females, 11 Males, flexible casting)

​Abby Brewster: Female in her 50s to 60s
Quiet, Conservative, Old-Fashioned, A Murderer

Martha Brewster Female in her 50s to 60s
Kind, Compassionate, Charitable, A Murderer

Elaine Harper Female in her 20s to 30s 
Confident, Quick-Witted, Flirty, A Minister's Daughter

Jonathan Brewster Male 30 to 50 
Vicious, Insane, Looks like Frankenstein, a Murderer

Mortimer Brewster Male 30 to 50
Loving, Protective, Easily Shocked, Drama Critic

Teddy Brewster Male 40 to 70
Delusional, Boyish, Energetic, an unwitting accessory to murder

Dr. Einstein Male 40 to 50
Alcoholic, evil, Jonathan's Plastic Surgeon

Reverend Harper Male 30 to 50 
Old Fashioned, unsuspecting, considers theatre evil, Elaine's father

Officers Klein, O'Hara and Brophy Males 20 to 60
Three Unsuspecting Police Officers who believe the old sisters to be among the kindest inhabitants of the neighborhood. 
What to Expect

​Cold Readings from the Script
First Read Thru On Wednesday April 5th or Thursday April 6th