Pictured at right, a completely oblivious Officer O’Hara (Levi Ford) pitches his play idea to a bound and gagged Mortimer Brewster (Dylan Miles). Dr. Einstein (Zander Salyers), who’s responsible for tying him up, certainly isn’t complaining about the clueless cop. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Bumbling police officers and a cast full of murderers make for an interesting story in “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Officers Klein and Brophy (Remington Hielscher and Tristen Ferguson), pictured from left, drag Jonathon Brewster (Kenneth Lindholm) out of the family’s sitting room. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

HHS theatergoers drink in ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

    Despite premiering nearly 80 years ago on Broadway, Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” remains a crowd pleaser on virtually every stage it’s shown. The recent production by Dragon Theatre Company was no different.
    Presented April 5-6 in the Holyoke High School auditorium, the show was directed by Bret Miles. As local theatergoers have come to expect, the cast featured both seasoned and new actors. Appearing in his first play ever, Kailar Hayes stole the show as “Teddy Roosevelt.”
    Returning actors included Brenna Gatton and Ashlyn Marcum as Abby and Martha Brewster, a couple of spinsters who see killing lonely old men as a charitable act of mercy. Kenneth Lindholm played Jonathan Brewster who has escaped from prison, aided by Dr. Einstein, played by Zander Salyers.

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