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Weir to present 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

February 18, 2013
From staff reports , Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - The Weir High School theater department will prent a production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" this week.

The three-act play, written by Joseph Kesselrig, will begin with a performance at the Milton Weinberg Theater at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Additional performances will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Admission is $5 per person at the door.

The story follows the Brewster sisters who help older gentlemen to a peaceful and comfortable "rest."

The cast includes Emily Little as Abby Brewster, Jakob Hartley as Rev. Dr. Harper and Mr. Gibbs, Dustin Bailey as Teddy Brewster, Abigail Peters as Officer Brophy, Kiara Cimperman as Officer Klein and Mr. Hoskins, Kvanna Diaz as Martha Brewster, Caelen Crowley and Ella Jennings as Elaine Harper, Nicholas Campbell as Mortimer Brewster, Nicholas Vandruff as Jonathan Brewster, Conner McCoy as Dr. Herman Einstein, Lanisha Anderson as Officer O'Hara, Samantha Hayes as Lieutenant Rooney and Mr. Spenalzo, and Abigail Crago as Mr. Witherspoon.

Peters also serves as the productions' stage manager. The set design and play direction is by Ray Seifert, the school's theater director.

The first performance of "Arsenic and Old Lace" was presented by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse at the Fulton Theatre in New York City on Aug. 18, 1941. A movie based on the play also has been produced.

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