Roles in the Play

Red Curtain will consider gender- and color-blind casting where appropriate. Ages listed are the characters’ suggested ages. For more info, email us or call 360.322.7402

Abby Brewster: (F 60-70+) A darling lady who poisons elderly men
Martha Brewster: (F 60-70+) A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men
Mortimer Brewster: (M 20s-30s) Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster
Elaine Harper: (F 20s) An attractive girl and Mortimer’s fiancée, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. 
Teddy Brewster: (M 40s) Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.
Jonathan Brewster: (M 40s) Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.
Dr. Einstein: (M 50s) A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times.
The Rev. Dr. Harper: (M 40s-50s) Minister and father of Elaine
Officer O'Hara: (M 30s-40s) A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.
Lieutenant Roony: (M 50s) A tough and dominating police officer
Officer Brophy: (M 20s-30s) A police officer
Officer Klein: (M 20s-50s) A police officer
Mr. Gibbs: (M 60+) A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters
Mr. Witherspoon: (M 60+) The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium

Auditions Announced

Auditions for the dark comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" are set for Monday and Wednesday, August 22 and 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. 

The story follows Mortimer Brewster as he visits his sweet, elderly aunts, Abby and Martha. Little does he realize that the Brewster household hides a ghastly secret in its basement... and its dear sweet aunties are just a bit murderous.

To reserve an audition slot, please contact us by email at, and attach your resume and recent headshot. Actors should prepare a 2-minute comedic monologue, and possibly do a cold reading from the script. Callbacks will be announced if needed.

Performance dates are Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, October 21-November 6. 

Audition (and performance) location is 9315 State Ave. #J, Marysville. The show is directed by David Bailey.