Center Players, Freehold's award winning theater company, is getting ready to open it's fall production of Arsenic and Old Lace on October 18th running five weekends to November 17th. This zany tale of the Brewster Sisters and their rather dysfunctional family including their nephews, Teddy, who truly believes he is president Teddy Roosevelt, Jonathan, a psychopathic killer with a competitive side and Mortimer who is trying to make sense out of the unusual personalities of his relatives.
"One of the scenes includes the capture and tying up of Mortimer, (Jeff Cox of Brick), by his brother Jonathan (Eric McDonough of Pt. Pleasant) and his side kick Dr. Einstein (Michael Tota of Hazlet) in which Mortimer needs to be subdued and tied up in a few seconds. We wanted to be able to tie a good knot using a curtain cord that could be done and undone quickly. We always try for authenticity so we called Scoutmaster, Kevin Sweetnam of Troop 155 in Freehold to recommend a boy scout to help us learn this skill. Anthony Avino came to our rescue", said Bernice Garfield-Szita, Director of the show.
Anthony is a Star Scout from Troop 155. He’s thirteen years old and is no stranger to performing himself. He is appearing this fall in the Halloween event, Haunted Theater at Brookdale Community College. He was a real expert demonstrating the slipknot and Center Players hopes he will tie the knot with them and become one of their family of volunteers and performers in the coming season of shows.
Arsenic and Old Lace opens at Center Playhouse, located at 35 South Street in downtown Freehold, on Friday, October 18th and runs through November 17th, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $23 for Seniors & Students and includes gourmet desserts and refreshments. Group rates for parties of ten or more are available. Seating is limited so call the box office at (732) 462-9093 or visit us online at www.CenterPlayers.org to purchase your tickets.