The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower, but now composed of homicidal maniacs.
“This play has been an audience favorite since it opened on Broadway in 1941,” said Tammy Pierchoski, Executive Director of STAAR Theatre at Antoinette Hall.
The hero, Mortimer Brewster, played at STAAR by Heath Voss, is a drama critic who must deal with his eccentric aunts, played by Pat Woolard, and Mary Dubberley, and local police woman portrayed by Kay-lee James as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry Elaine, the woman he loves, played by Alex Bowles. Add two crazy brothers, played by Greg Wood and Zackary Young, plus a dubious plastic surgeon portrayed by Elliott Young, and a night of laughs ensues.
“Veteran local performer William Dubberley has also directed numerous comedies for the STAAR stage,” Pierchoski said, adding that Allen Voss is serving as stage manager for this fast-paced comedy.
Other cast members include Rich Woolard, Jeremy Fralix, Doug Wong, Emily McDaniel, Erin Demumbreum and Anglia Hallmark.