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Season 74 Playhouse Family

The mission of the Lincoln Community Playhouse is to positively transform the lives of individuals and profoundly change our community by providing the finest quality theatre experience in both process and production.




Arsenic & Old Lace Auditions UPDATED!

Lincoln Community Playhouse will hold auditions for ARSENIC AND OLD LACE on June 2 and 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Possible callbacks will be held on June 4 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Roles are available for 3 women and 11 men. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Jane Schiermeyer will direct.

Email Bryan at to reserve your audition date.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a classic comedy about a pair of elderly sisters who poison people. Their brother, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, buries them in the cellar because he believes they are yellow fever victims who were working on the Panama Canal. Add one nephew who is a theatre critic who hates theatre and another nephew who is a homicidal maniac and you have one of America’s favorite comedy hits.

Rehearsals will begin June 9 with performances July 25-27 and 31- August 3 at the Playhouse.

Abby Brewster: A darling lady in her sixties who poisons elderly men. Abby is the sister of Martha and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

The Rev. Dr. Harper: Minister and father of Elaine

Teddy Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.

Officer Brophy: A police officer

Officer Klein: A police officer

Martha Brewster: A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.

Elaine Harper: An attractive girl in her twenties and Mortimer’s fiancee, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister's daughter.

Mortimer Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. He is a nice man who cares for his aunts.

Mr. Gibbs: A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters

Jonathan Brewster: Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has had plastic surgery and now looks like Boris Karloff.

Dr. Einstein: A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic who is in his fifties, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times.

Officer O'Hara: A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.

Lieutenant Roony: A tough and dominating police officer

Mr. Witherspoon: The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium