Arsenic and Old Lace

TEV Theatre Lab's students staging this famous play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring.

Staged in Milan, Piacenza, Perugia, Alessandria and Voghera throughout the years 2006 and 2007.

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Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene – his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure – but his world is turned upside down when he realises that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years!
When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan – who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff – returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury their newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancée — all while trying to keep his own sanity, as well.




Joseph Kesselring


Monia Giovannangeli

Original Cast

Mortimer Brewster - Amedeo Luvié
Abby Brewster - Marta La Mendola
Martha Brewster - Elisa Giorgio
Jonathan Brewster - Leo Vertunni
Teddy Brewster - Maxim Vertunni
Doctor Einstein - Gwendolin Anslow
Helen Harper - Antonella Varotto
Officer O'Hara - Susanna Vacchi

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