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Arsenic and Old Lace

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“Arsenic and Old Lace”

The American classic that kills with kindness

Sponsored by Gary & Mary Sue Langendorf

Set in the early 1940’s, Arsenic tells the story of newspaper drama critic Mortimer Brewster.  He’s just a normal, run-of-the-mill guy who is anxious to marry his fiance, the girl-next-door and a minister’s daughter, Elaine.  But standing solidly between Mortimer and matrimonial bliss is the wackiest,  weirdest family tree that ever grew!

His two sweet aunts, Abby and Martha have developed murder as their favorite hobby.  Out of a twisted sense of sympathy, they regularly poison lonely old men with a mixture of arsenic and elderberry wine and then bury them in the cellar. Cousin Teddy sports a handlebar mustache and regularly charges up San Juan Hill. And horrid brother Jonathan has just arrived from an asylum with a new face (a la Boris Karloff) and a sinister side-kick named Dr. Einstein.

It’s “Home Sweet Homicide” as Mortimer tries to thwart the police, conceal a corpse, curtail anymore  killing, and convince Elaine that a wedding with a man who is drowning in such a murky gene pool could lead to happily ever after.

Madcap meets the macabre in this perfectly-crafted comedy that’s been delighting audiences for over 75 years.  Perfect for the whole family!

October 23 – November 8, 2015


Time Adult Ticket Price Senior Ticket Price** Student Ticket Price**
Friday, October 23, 2015 7:30 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Saturday, October 24, 2015 7:30 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:00 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Friday, October 30, 2015 7:30 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Saturday, October 31, 2015 2:00 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Saturday, October 31, 2015 7:30 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Sunday, November 1, 2015 2:00 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Sunday, November 1, 2015 7:00 $14.00 $12.00 $9.00
Thursday, November 5, 2015 7:00 $14.00 $12.00 $9.00
Friday, November 6, 2015 7:30 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Saturday, November 7, 2015 4:00 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Saturday, November 7, 2015 7:30 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
Sunday, November 8, 2015 2:00 $18.00 $16.00 $13.00
**Please note: Coupons and discounts cannot be applied to online purchases. Season tickets cannot be ordered online. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Please contact the box office 262-633-4218, or stop by any weekday from 12 to 6 p.m.

Box Office Hours – Weekdays 12 to 6 p.m., 90 minutes prior to curtain through intermission at performance



TBD (The Rev. Dr. Harper)

ZAK KEIL (Teddy Brewster)

DAVID KUENY (Officer Brophy)

RYAN SIMONSEN (Officer Klein)

DAWN VAN ESS (Martha Brewster)

KATE MOONEY (Elaine Harper)

PETER JONES (Mortimer Brewster)

TBD (Mr. Gibbs)

PAUL WEIR (Jonathan Brewster)

GEOFF GREELEY (Dr. Einstein)

TOM PETERMAN (Officer O’Hara)

TBD (Lieutenant Rooney)

ART DEXTER (Mr. Witherspoon)


NORM McPHEE (Director)

CINDY DAVID (Production Stage Manager)

JILL DEXTER (Stage Manager)

BETTY WHITE (Assistant Stage Manager)

FRAN MACCANELLI (Light Technician)

CYNTHY McCRORY (Costume Design and Wardrobe Running Crew)


JANET PETRIK (Sound Design)

KAREN HAMILTON (Sound Technician)




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9/10/15 – Kenosha News – Theater 2015-16: RTG’s season at a glance

9/7/15 – The Journal Times – The 2015-16 Racine Theatre Guild season

9/2/15 – The Journal Times -Saucy, award-winning musicals mix for RTG’s new season

WPR – Racine Theatre Guild Presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”

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