Live Theatre in Hot Springs Village at an Affordable Price.  

Arsenic & old lace:  april 20-22,  2018

The Cast,  All Volunteers:

Directed by Bill Lamoureux

Prooduced by Trina Harrington

Abby Brewster:

Patsy Slezak

The Rev. Dr. Harper:

Bill Jervis

Martha Brewster:

Toby Hamilton

Teddy Brewster:

Mark Bremer

Mortimer Brewster:

Alan Trippel

Elaine Harper:

Kat Clayton

Jonathan Brewster:

Herm Dobscha

Dr. Einstein:

Peter Emery

Officer Brophy:

Gerald Wheeler

Officer O’Hara: 

Roger Cannell

Mr. Gibbs:

Steve Briggs

Mr. Witherspoon:

Craig Annen

Lieutenant Rooney:

CY Holliday

The Crew,  All-Volunteers:

Stage Managers:

Damon Schleuse & Laurel Gunderson

Set Construction:

Robert Feckler, Michael Vadlstein, Ralph Butler, Bill Lamoureux & Karen Feckler

Stage Properties Manager:

Sherry Phillips & Kathy Jervis.

Technical/Special Effects:

Paul Moore

Set Decoration:

Sharon Swintz, Glen Calloway, Michael Valstein & Karen Feckler.

Video: Larry Wilson

Costumes Managers:

Cloe Bayer & Cheryl Robertson


Jim Rowley


Donna Rodman & Damon Schleuse


Kenneth Halley

Advertising Sales:

Larry Venable & Bill Lamoureux


​Donna Hinton

Costume Managers:

Cloe Bayer & Cheryl Robertson

The excitement begins when the curtain goes up on Arsenic and Old Lace presented by Hot Springs Village Players at Woodlands Auditorium April 20 – 21. Show times are Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018, 7:00 PM; Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM. Reserved Seating is available after March 15th. Tickets, priced at $20, can be purchased online.

Arsenic and Old Lace revolves around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. 

His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims; he thinks that they died of Yellow Fever); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played on Broadway by Karloff).