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GECA to present Arsenic and Old Lace

During a recent rehearsal, front, A.J. Grassia, left, and Rob Arrant, right; back, Leslie Garner, left, and Sharon Poulsen, right.

News Staff Writer

The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is bringing back an old favorite – Arsenic and Old Lace, a 1944 dark comedy by Joseph Kesselring.
The show features a recently married confirmed bachelor, two eccentric aunts, a disturbed uncle, a homicidal brother … and a corpse hidden in a window seat. It’s all in good fun.
Show dates are Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27-29, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m.
The cast is as follows:
Abby Brewster – Sharon Poulsen
Martha Brewster – Leslie Garner
Dr. Harper – Dietrich Bondurant
Teddy Brewster – Cade Vickery
Mortimer Brewster – Nathaniel Carnley
Dr. Einstein – A.J. Grassia
Officer Crawford – Joseph Seltzer
Elaine Harper – Hannah Mallory
Mr. Gibbs – Tom Jeter
Officer Brophy – Chris Carnley
Jonathan Brewster – Rob Arrant
Lt. Rooney – Joe Ray
Mr. Witherspoon – Phil Johnson
Officer Klein – Skyler Hursh
Phil Johnson is director; Sharon Poulsen is assistant director.
Tickets are available now at Atmore News, 128 S. Main Street, 251-368-6397. Tickets are $10 each for non-members, $7 each for members.
The Greater Escambia Center for the Arts is located at the corner of Trammell and Nashville (Highway 31).