Arsenic & Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring


August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2017

8:00 p.m.


Directed by Mark and Kristin Wheeler


Comedy ensues as we meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here.




 Mark Wheeler directed Cats last year at TIP and Jane Eyre: The Musical in 2015.  He has

 appeared in numerous area productions including STC's A Chorus Line, Les Miz

 (MUNI/HCFTA), Leaving Iowa (TIP), Track Home (STC), Little Shop of Horrors (STC)

 Murder Mystery (STC), Pajama Game (TIP), Full Monty (STC), Rock Of Ages (STC).

 Other directing credit includes: Wedding Singer (STC). Mark is a Personnel Officer 404th

 MEB, Illinois Army National Guard, Normal Illinois. This production is in memory of those pets

 he has lost; Lucy, Autumn, Taz, Cookie, and Stripes.




  Kristin Wheeler is excited to be directing this hilarious farce at her favorite outdoor venue.

 She previously vocal directed for Jane Eyre: The Musical at Tip, co-directed STC's Music 

 Man, Jr., and created costumes for TIP's CATS: The Musical. You may have seen her

 onstage as Grizabella in TIP's CATS, Linda in STC's The Wedding Singer: The Musical,

 and Mama Bear in The Muni's Shrek: The Musical. Kristin works as an Assistant Director

 for the Illinois Board of Higher Education and lives in Rochester with her wonderful husband,

 Mark, 3 kids, and 4 cats, and sits on the the TIP Board of Directors.


Arsenic and  Old Lace Cast


Abby Brewster: Linda Schneider

Martha Brewster: Carol Woodrum

Elaine Harper: Samantha Phinney

Mortimer Brewster: John O’Connor


Elaine Harper: Samantha Phinney

Teddy Brewster: Dale Mason

Jonathan Brewster: Andy VanDeVort

Dr. Einstein: Dennis Darling

The Rev. Dr. Harper: Bob Morgan

Mr. Gibbs/ Mr. Witherspoon: Matt Franklin

Officer O'Hara: Adam Reisch

Officer Brophy: Dennis Killen

Officer Klein: Will Acton


Lieutenant Rooney: Tom Richardson