Hutt Repertory’s 70th Anniversary Production



The long playing black comedy classic

“Arsenic And Old Lace”


By Joseph Kesselring

Directed by Doug Buchanan

To be held at Hutt Repertory Theatre
Sunday 3 August 2014 at 2pm



Abby Brewster 50 - 65+ A darling lady 
Martha Brewster 50 - 65+ A sweet woman with a Victorian charm 
The Rev Dr Harper  Minister of the Church 
Teddy Brewster A man in his 40’s who thinks he’s Theodore Rossevelt 
Officer Brophy Police Officer, must have Irish or Jewish accent 
Officer Klein Police Officer, must have Irish or Jewish accent 
Officer O’Hara Police Officer, definitely required to have a very broad and audible Irish accent 
Lieutenant Roony A dominating Police Officer 
Elaine Harper A girl in her 20 - 30’s 
Mortimer Brewster Male 30 - 40’s 
Mr Gibbs 25 - 65+ A man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters 
Jonathan Brewster 25 - 65+ Tallish, nephew of the Brewster sisters 
Dr Einstein 40 - 50’s Controlled drunk required to have a German accent 
Mr Witherspoon 25 - 65+ The Superintendant of Happy Dale Sanitarium 

Actors are required to maintain a consistent Brooklyn accent with the exception of the roles of the Police Officers
Age casting will be reliant upon casting of the pivotal roles
Call backs will be Tuesday 5 August 2014
Rehearsals commence Sunday 17 August 2014
Production Dates 5th to 15th November 2014

To register your interest please 
Contact:  the Production Manager, Email Nicole Smith-Williams 
Mobile: 021 0570841



70 years ago Hutt Repertory Theatre began with one act plays.  This is an appropriate time to acknowledge our roots
and to introduce new directors and actors to the stage

27 – 30 August


by Gary Langford
directed by Nicolette Barris

Three women are having a meal and get together at the home of Fay who is married to the delectable, but devious, Adrian. One of the women is a newcomer and unwittingly reveals a surprising secret that brings Adrian home to a situation which soon gets beyond his control. A hilarious comedy on sexual relationships.


by Edward Albee

directed by Lottie Butcher

This one-act play concerns two characters, Peter and Jerry, who meet on a park bench in New York’s Central Park.    Peter is a middle-class publishing executive with a wife, two daughters, two cats and two parakeets.   Jerry is an isolated and disheartened man, desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being.   He intrudes on Peter’s peaceful state by interrogating him and forcing him to listen to stories like "The Story of Jerry and the Dog", and the reason behind his visit to the zoo.  The elements of ironic humor and unrelenting dramatic suspense are brought to a climax when Jerry brings his victim down to his own savage level.

Winter matinee session times 3pm

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by Joseph Kesselring

 directed by Doug Buchanan

5 - 15 November 

The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the "Mayflower," but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero Mortimer Brewster is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.   His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein

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