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Dark Comedy Arsenic & Old Lace Brings Laughs

Audiences enjoyed Grier School's production of Arsenic and Old Lace, a classic dark comedic play about the murderous lifestyle of the insane Brewster family. The play was written by John Kettering and was made famous by the 1944 film adaptation starring Cary Grant.
The play's story centers around the Brewster family, descended from "the Mayflower", but now comprised of homicidal maniacs, including two spinster aunts who delight in murdering lonely old men with wine mixed with arsenic, strychnine and "just a pinch" of cyanide.

At Grier, Arsenic and Old Lace was directed by drama teacher Mrs. Kim Silverman and performed by Grier students on Friday January, 20th and Saturday January 21st. 


 (in order of appearance)

  • Abby Brewster - Eva S.
  • The Rev. Dr. Harper - Emily C.
  • Teddy Brewster - Jamie D.
  • Officer Brophy - Samantha C.
  • Officer Klein - Terry C.
  • Martha Brewster - Viviana J.
  • Elaine Harper - Abby W.
  • Mortimer Brewster - Linden M.
  • Mr. Gibbs - Vivien Z.
  • Jonathan Brewster - Joe O.
  • Dr. Einstein - Annie Q.
  • Officer O'Hara - Ashley S.
  • Lt. Rooney - Sophia J.
  • Mrs. Witherspoon - Lillian Z.

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