Logan Kirby - Dec. 19
October 23 -November 8
by Joseph Kesselring
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists' Play Service, Inc.
Joseph Kesselring’s Murderous Black Comedy Arsenic and Old Lace Slays At Myers Dinner Theatre!
This classic farce follows two charming and innocent elderly women who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other brother. Of the twelve plays written by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace, which opened on Broadway in 1941, is the most successful. According to the opening night review in the New York Times, the play was “so funny that none of us will forget.” The famous comedy became best known for the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra.
Carrie Jane SaLoutos, 57, originally from Platteville, died on Tuesday, October 13 in Hillsboro, Indiana. She was born on September 26, 1963 to Charles and Ireta SaLoutos in Platteville. She graduated from Platteville High School and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. During high school, she was crowned Platteville’s Junior Miss and performed in The Kids From Wisconsin. She was a member of the Wisconsin Singers during her college career. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she cruised the world working onboard the vessels of Royal Viking Line. Following her years at sea, she came back to the States and performed and choreographed shows all over the country. Her stage credits include seven National Tours of The Church Basement Ladies performing the role of Karin, one of her all-time favorites. Her work was seen at Harrah’s NOLA and TBPAC, Circa 21, The Palace Theatre, The Old Creamery, The Iron Bridge Dinner Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, LaComedia, The Fireside, the Las Vegas Strip, and Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan. She was honored to star alongside Steve Gatlin in several productions in Myrtle Beach, SC. Carrie felt blessed to have a loving family and many friends. She is survived by two sisters and two brothers in law, Kathy (Gary) Curtis, and Connie (Hannes) Furlan; step-niece, Courtney (Shawn) Zimmerman and their four children, Ava, Tai, Asher Jon, and Quinn; aunt, Helen SaLoutos; and cousins, Steve (Cece) SaLoutos, David SaLoutos, Diane Olson, and Margo (Mark) Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Burial will be held at the Richland Center Cemetery for the family. Carrie was treasured as a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend. She was a compassionate and caring individual. Her life was well lived and filled with adventure on the road. She will always be remembered and missed dearly.
Abby Brewster: Mary Taylor
Rev. Dr. Harper: Don Hart
Teddy Brewster: Preston Dildine
Officer Brophy: Mahlon Nevitt
Officer Klein: Travis Bird
Martha Brewster: Ginny Pugh Spillman
Elaine Harper: Elsa Scott Besler
Mortimer Brewster: Thomas J. Besler
Mr. Gibbs: Robert E. Poynter
Jonathan Brewster: Jason Ryan Wallace
Dr. Einstein: Martin Flowers
Officer O'Hara: Jacob Ault
Lieutenant Rooney: Bill Rubenstein
Mr. Witherspoon: Don Hart
Executive Producer: Donna Myers
Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Technical Director: Gary Michael
Costume Designer: Sharon Wright
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Properties Master: Travis Bird
Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes
Box Office Manager: Bill Rubenstein
General Store Manager: Jane Bowers
Bookkeeper: Tom Bess
The entire action of the play takes place in the living room of the Brewster home in Brooklyn.
Time: The Present
Scene 1 An afternoon in September.
Scene 2 That same night.
*There will be one fifteen minute intermission
Scene 1 Later that night.
Scene 2 Early the next morning.
is 28 years old, and was born and raised in Rossville, IL. This is his fifth production with the lovely Indiana natives, and he is very much looking forward to it! He has been performing for 11 years, appearing in numerous shows with the DACC Players, including You Can’t Take it With You and Funny Girl. His favorite show was portraying Steve in August: Osage County with Darkhorse Entertainment.
is happy to return to Hillsboro for Arsenic and Old Lace. She is originally from Missouri, but has worked for theatre companies from Texas to Alaska, New York to California. Local audiences may recognize her from Nana's Naughty Knickers or Murder at Cafe Noir. She would like to thank Myers Dinner Theatre for this opportunity, as well as her family and husband T.J., who are always unfailingly supportive. www.elsascott.com
is thrilled to be returning to Myers Dinner Theatre after last appearing in the 2018 Holiday Revue. As a professional actor for nearly 20 years, he has had the opportunity to perform all over the country. Some favorite roles include Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, Elliot Garfield in The Goodbye Girl, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys and Soapy Smith in The Days of 98 Show with Soapy Smith. He considers himself beyond blessed to be able to consistently work in the arts alongside his beautiful wife, Elsa Scott Besler. Thank you to everyone else who has also helped along the way, and to you, the audience, without whom, none of this is possible. Stay safe & enjoy the show!
is from Decatur, Indiana, and graduated from Ball State University. Their favorite roles include Jesus in Godspell, Roger in Grease, Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, and Pap / The King in Big River. They have done four tours with Missoula Children’s Theater. They would like to thank their family and friends for their support.
is excited to be back on the MDT stage in one of his favorite plays! Fun fact: he once was the official male understudy in the high school production of Larceny and Old Lace, the lesser known school version of Arsenic. His previous MDT credits include The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), Shrek the Musical (Shrek), and Nunsense A-Men (Sister Amnesia). He would like to thank his friends and family for their unending support, and you, the audience, for supporting the arts, especially during this time. Enjoy the show!
is excited to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage! Martin was most recently seen at MDT in Run For Your Wife as Det. Sergeant Troughton, sporting a hearty mustache (RIP ‘stache). He grew up in Nappanee, Indiana, and attended Goshen College, where he studied Theater and Music. He has worked at regional theaters throughout the state, including several roles at the Round Barn Theatre. He currently resides in New York. Favorite credits include Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Brutus in Julius Caesar, and himself in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. In his free time, Martin enjoys playing piano and guitar, exercising, and obsessing over all things Star Wars. Martin wants to especially thank his family for supporting him as he follows his career dreams!
is thrilled to be back at Myers Dinner Theatre! Don is from Columbia City, Indiana, where he cleared a mile of brush along its bike path this winter with a hand saw and an ax. Previous MDT credits include Eddie in Pump Boys and Dinettes, Father Mac in The Queen of Bingo, Christmas Morgan in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and most recently as Det. Sgt. Porterhouse in Run For Your Wife. Theater is alive!
grew up north of here in Elkhart, Indiana, and has been working in the theatre profession as an Actor, Director & Administrator for nearly a quarter of a century across the country. Some of his notable directing projects include She Loves Me, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Kiss Me Kate, Harvey, and his favorite, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel! In addition to being an Actor / Director, Jeremy is also an accomplished Lighting Designer, Stage Manager and Teacher. www.jeremy-littlejohn.com; IG: @jeremy.littlejohn
Born and raised in Crawfordsville, IN, Mahlon has been a theater participant for the better part of the past ten years. In addition to acting, Mahlon is also a stand-up comedian, who has performed at the Indiana ComicCon and with the RAW Artist organization. Mahlon would like to dedicate this performance to his late father, Wayne Nevitt. God Bless!
has practiced law in Lafayette since 1966. He holds a BA from IU, an MBA from Butler, and JD from IU Law School, Bloomington, Indiana. Bob is a professional magician having performed since 19. He received $15 for his first paid show. He has performed in plays and musicals since high school and most recently at the Delphi Opera House, Myers Dinner Theatre and The Chancel Players of Lafayette where he appeared as Judge Gaffney in Harvey.
is the proud father of Bryon and Angela, and the even prouder grandfather of Joshua, Madison, Bella and Finley. Bill has been seen in over 25 shows on the MDT stage, including The Little Mermaid this past summer. He is excited to get back to work! He praises Jesus for all that he has and hopes you will be blessed by this show.
is excited to be back on this stage again, and is honored to be part of this amazing cast! A few of her previous roles include The Sound of Music (Elsa Schraeder), Nunsense (Amnesia & Robert Anne – ICTL Award for Best Actress in a Musical), Annie (Miss Hannigan) and Always Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline). When not on stage, Ginny travels extensively, appearing as Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette. She also travels to race tracks (auto) across the U.S. with her husband, Chaplain Tim, as often as her schedule allows. She would like to thank God for the talent’s he’s given her, and the opportunities to use those talents, Jeremy for casting and coaching her in this FUN role, and Tim, her hubby of 51+ years, as well as all of her wonderful friends and family for their support over the years! She truly hopes you enjoy the show!
is happy to be back at Myers Dinner Theatre, after having been recently seen in A Christmas Carol Musical and Little Women. Represented by Stewart Talent in Chicago, where Mary originated the role of Brielle in Rebecca Gilman’s The Twilight Bowl at the Goodman Theatre. Thanks to all! Enjoy!
has a long and motley list of stage credits, including Hamlet, Tartuffe, The Crucible, Hairspray, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and most recently, Run For Your Wife. He holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from Georgia Southwestern State University, with special training in dialects, stage combat and mask work like commedia dell’arte.
Served Family Style
*Featuring homemade croutons & an original creation salad dressing of Donna's.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*A recipe developed by Richard Myers.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*Included with the price of the buffet.
Hot Fudge, Chocolate, Strawberry & Chocolate/Peanut Butter
Crème brûlée, Turtle & White Chocolate Raspberry
Salad Dressing, Broccoli Salad & Rolls (Dozen)
*Everyone has different dietary needs, but we want all to be able to enjoy a great show and a delicious meal. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please contact us in advance and our kitchen will happily make accommodations for you.