Arsenic and Old Lace

Comedy - Original

Fulton Theatre (January 10, 1941 - September 25, 1943)
Hudson Theatre (September 25, 1943 - June 17, 1944)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 10, 1941
  • Closing Date: June 17, 1944
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 1444

Playwright: Joseph O. Kesselring


A drama critic must deal with his eccentric family, including two sweet aunts who cheerfully poison elderly men with elderberry wine.


Opening Night Cast

Jean Adair Martha Brewster
John Alexander Teddy Brewster
Wyrley Birch The Rev. Dr. Harper
Helen Brooks Elaine Harper
Elaine Harper
Bruce Gordon Officer Klein
Henry Herbert Mr. Gibbs
Josephine Hull Abby Brewster
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Joseph O. Kesselring Writer
  Bretaigne Windust Staging
  Carl Fisher General Manager
  Richard Maney Press Representative
  Ted Goldsmith Press Representative
  Peggy Phillips Press Representative
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