Forty-three Foxborough High School students impressed over the weekend with a fantastic performance of Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic and Old Lace."
The talented cast of 14 FHS Drama Club students brought Kesselring's play to life in 1941 Brooklyn.
The three-act play took place inside the Brewster home where two "charming and innocent ladies populate their cellar with the remains of socially acceptable roomers."
Rebecca Regan (Abby Brewster) and Sydney Raymond (Martha Brewster) shined in their roles as the Brewster sisters, perfectly portraying the simple and innocent nature of the women who in a word were killers.
Stealing the show were the talented Shane Walsh (Mortimer Brewster) and Colleen Schofield (Dr. Einstein). These FHS students best embodied their characters and sparked laughter throughout the auditorium with their well-delivered dialogues.
Second year FHS Drama Club director, Joan Marino chose "Arsenic and Old Lace" because it is one of her favorites.
"It is part of my mission to expose these students to some of the plays which I think are classics," Marino wrote in the play's program. "'Arsenic and Old Lace' has always been a favorite."
View the photos above for scenes from this weekend's performance, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Foxborough High School's auditorium.
MEET THE CAST:
- Rebecca Regan as Abby Brewster
- Mical Henriquez as The Rev. Dr. Harper
- Coco Melish as Teddy Brewster
- Alex Procaccini as officer Brophy
- Nick Devine as officer Klein
- Sydney Raymond as Martha Brewster
- Jamie Engler as Elaine Harper
- Shane Walsh as Mortimer Brewster
- Alicia Mortenson as Mr. Gibbs
- Tom Donnelly as Jonathan Brewster
- Colleen Schofield as Dr. Einstein
- Abby Spare as officer O'Hara
- Hannah Hicks as Lt. Rooney
- Alicia Mortenson as Mr. Witherspoon
MEET THE CREW:
- Andrea Romanowski - Costume Mistress
- Coco Melish, Alex Brown, Jayda Powel-Thompson - Make Up
- Megan Screen - Lights
- Molly Buckley - Spotlights
- Megan Screen - Tech Head
- Melissa Almeida, Ryan Cataldo, Nick Devine, Carolyn Dorr, Eddie Dring, Kate Ketterer, Mitchell Leonard, Connor MacKinnon, Rachel MacKinnon, Tim Maloney, Juliana Nader, Olivia O'Neil, Erin Putnam, Mike Relleva, Andrewa Romanowski, Jacob Sewell, Maria Shaer, Nathaniel Storrer, Kelsey Sullivan, Zachary Tomaski, Rachel Williams, Liam Whitney.
We meet two charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially acceptable roomers, the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of their other brother,” Marino said, according to Dramatists Play Service, Inc.