Pleasantville HS to present “Arsenic and Old Lace”

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File photo from Pleasantville High's fall 2019 play.

The cast has been announced for Pleasantville High School’s spring production, “Arsenic and Old Lace”.

For those unfamiliar with the play, it centers around two elderly sisters who live in their family home. They have a habit of killing lonely men and burying them in their cellar, as they tend to their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt.

Director Jeri Ray says auditions were held in early January, and the students involved have been working hard ever since. Production dates are March 27-29, with 7 p.m. showtimes Friday and Saturday March 27-28, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 29. Tickets are $5 each and there is no reserved seating.

Cast members are listed below.

Abby Brewster…………………………………….Carlie Sloan
Rev. Dr. Harper…………………………….….Aaron Wilkins
Teddy Brewster………………………………….Justin Nickel
Officer Brophy………………………………….Larry Remster
Officer Klein………………………………………… Eva Sample
Martha Brewster……………………………..…Fiona Phipps
Elaine Harper…………………………..….Courtney Fleming
Mortimer Brewster……………………………..…Craig Fallis
Mr. Gibbs………………………………………Clayton Dobbins
Jonathan Brewster……………………………….Caylor Clark
Dr. Einstein…………………………………. Anna Neznamova
Officer O’Hara……………………………….….… Aidan Stone
Lieutenant Rooney……………………………Sydney Septer
Mr. Witherspoon………………………………..Trevor Nickel

Ray is proud of the work the students have put into the production to this point. They have learned their lines quickly, which will give them more time to work on blocking and adding little improvisations to make it an even better time for themselves and the audience.

Jeff Koerselman is building the set. The PHS thespians are also preparing for Play-a-palooza Day on March 8.