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Beatniks On Conkey

Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring

A Beatnik Entertainment Production
directed by Linda Slankard and Rip Johnson

Casting Requirements:

11 men of various ages (a couple may be doubled)
Rev. Dr. Harper....neighbor of the Brewster's
Teddy Brewster....30-45, nephew
Mortimer Brewster...30 - 45, nephew
Mr. Gibbs...elderly gentleman
Jonathan Brewster...30 - 45, nephew
Dr. Einstein....any age, Doctor
Mr. Witherspoon....any age
multiple policemen and a lieutenant....various ages

3 women
Abby Brewster...older aunt
Martha Brewster...older aunt
Elaine Harper...younger girlfriend of Mortimer

Audition Dates:

Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 5:00 - 6:30pm
Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:00 - 8:30pm
at  Beatniks On Conkey  420 Conkey st. , Hammond, IN 46324

Performances  3 weekends!

Friday, Oct 2 at 8pm
Sat. Oct 3 at 8pm
Sun. Oct 4 at 2pm

Friday, Oct 9 at 8pm
Sat. Oct 10 at 8pm
Sun. Oct 11 at 2pm

Friday, Oct 16 at 8pm
Sat. Oct17  at 8pm
Sun. Oct 18 at 2pm

All performances will be at Beatniks, 420 Conkey St. Hammond, IN 46324


Two charming and innocent ladies populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics on their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; along with the activities of the other nephew prove to be an evening of mayhem and laughter.

Materials to prepare:

We will be reading from the script...nothing to prepare
Bring a list of any conflicts to the rehearsal schedule with you.

Director Notes

Rehearsals will be Mon - Thurs nights, most weeks, with characters in those scenes needed; starting at 6:30 (if will work out for actors that have been cast), and go to 8:30 or 9:00. Two weeks prior to show dates may be a little longer.

This is a non-equity community theater production. TECH week is mandatory!

More info/Contact Info

219-852-0848 Beatniks, or call Rip 219-808-3153
or email

Click to download a poster HERE

Performances are at Beatniks on Conkey, 418/420 Conkey Street, Hammond

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