LMU Players to Perform 'Radio Show: Arsenic and Old Lace'


The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and The LMU Players will present “Radio Show: Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8, streaming live from the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center in Duke Hall of Citizenship.


Assistant Professor of Theater Joe Gill will direct this dark comedy as a treat for the Halloween season and performed with social distancing and safety protocols in place. The community will be able to see the performance streaming at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/lincolnmemorialevents .


“Arsenic and Old Lace” was written by American playwright Joseph Kesselring. The film adaptation starred Cary Grant and was directed by Frank Capra. In the story, Mortimer Brewster marries Elaine Harper on Halloween. When they return home, Brewster must deal with a hidden corpse, two eccentric aunts and other disturbed family members.


Cast and crew members include LMU students, faculty and staff members: Brenna Lockwood (Maynardville, Tennessee), Alexa Livesay (Harrogate, Tennessee), Morgan Heitkamp (Versailles, Ohio), Anthony Palazzolo (New Tazewell, Tennessee), Brandon Burke (Cumberland Gap, Tennessee), Bryce Lamberth (Old Hickory, Tennessee), Lochlyn Hobbs (Harrogate, Tennessee), Kat Mahoney (Bristol, Virginia), Casey Lamont (Tazewell, Tennessee), Laurel Hobbs (Harrogate, Tennessee), Abigail Francis (LaGrange, Kentucky), Marcellina White (Annville, Kentucky), Hanna Murphy (Sicklerville, New Jersey), Sharon Farr (Kodak. Tennessee) and Rita Gilley (Kingsport, Tennessee), Dr. Jeffrey Chesnut (associate professor of clinical medicine), Dr. Joseph Cosgriff (associate professor of education), Danielle Walters (director of International Programs).


An LMU ID is required to see the performances in person on Oct. 8-10 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Gill at 423.869.6265 or by email at [email protected].


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].

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