REP’s Arsenic and Old Lace Shows Us Just How Macabre Family Secrets Can Be

Published · Tuesday, March 13, 2018 01:19 PM

You thought your family was crazy? With a sadistic great grandfather, a delusional brother, and two seemingly-sweet aunts revealed to be more sinister than anyone could imagine, Mortimer Brewster has to control the crazy situation without going insane himself. Repertory Philippines or REP is staging the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace from April 6 to 29 at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

Jeremy Domingo, Robbie Guevara, Nelsito Gomez, Luis Marcelo and Dingdong Rosales

Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace was a hit on stage and ran for more than one thousand shows both in New York and London. It was popularized through the film of the same name, which starred Cary Grant and was one of the most beloved comedies from Hollywood's Golden Era.

Dingdong Rosales, Gabe Mercado, and Luis Marcelo

The story follows Mortimer who seems to be living a happy and perfect life with a steady job in a prestigious New York publication and a new engagement. As he goes to see his aunts, he uncovers family secrets that turn his world upside down. With his delusional brother’s surprise visit, Mortimer must now protect his fiancée and his family, all while trying to save his own sanity.

Catch the macabre mayhem from April 6 to 29 as this classic comedy turns gruesome murder into glorious laughs.

Jamie Wilson, Director of REP's Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by Jamie Wilson, REP’s Arsenic and Old Lace features Joy Virata, Jay Valencia Glorioso, Jeremy Domingo, Nelsito Gomez, Sheikh Abraham, Barbara Jance, Robbie Guevara, Gabe Mercado, Steven Conde, Dingdong Rosales and Luis Marcelo.

                         Joy Virata as Abby Brewster

                    Jay Valencia Glorioso as Martha Brewster

                    Sheikh Abraham as Jonathan Brewster

Barbara Jance and Gabe Mercado

                       Steven Conde as Officer O’Hara

                      Robbie Guevara as Dr. Einstein

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