You thought your family was crazy? With a sadistic great grandfather, a delusional brother, and two
seemingly-sweet aunts revealed to be more sinister than anyone could imagine, Mortimer Brewster has to
control the crazy situation without going insane himself.
The story follows Mortimer who seems to be living a happy and perfect life with a steady job in a
prestigious New York publication and a new engagement. As he goes to see his aunts, he uncovers
family secrets that turn his world upside down. With his delusional brother’s surprise visit, Mortimer must
now protect his fiancée and his family, all while trying to save his own sanity.
Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace was a hit on stage and ran for more than one thousand shows
both in New York and London. It was popularized through the film of the same name, which starred Cary
Grant and was one of the most beloved comedies from Hollywood’s Golden Era.
Catch seasoned theater actor Jamie Wilson’s directorial debut from April 6 to 29 at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1 as this classic comedy turns gruesome murder into glorious laughs.
The cast features REP Artistic Director Joy Virata, Jay Valencia Glorioso, Jeremy Domingo, Nelsito Gomez, Sheikh Abraham, Barbara Jance, Robbie Guevara, Gabe Mercado, Steven Conde, Dingdong Rosales and Luis Marcelo.