As Mr. Gibbs and Rev. Harper
in "Arsenic and Old Lace"
at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse
September 5-20, 2003

"Arsenic and Old Lace" - September 5-20, 2003

Norm acted in these two roles in the
Whidbey Playhouse production of
"Arsenic and Old Lace"
- See video below -

My Memories of "Arsenic and Old Lace"

When I auditioned for "Arsenic and Old Lace", I was given the rather small
part of the next door neighbor pastor. My only scene was to provide the
setting for the story at the beginning of the play. After we had been
rehearsing for a few weeks, one of the actors decided to resign his role.
I had been enjoying his peformance and was familiar with his scene. I saw
the comical nature of the scene and offered to take on his role in addition
to my own. Our director accepted my offer, and I enjoyed the opportunity
to play a comical character. To distinguish this second role from the pastor,
I used a prop cane, limped, and spoke in a high feeble voice. Our actor
with makeup skills changed my appearance by adding some age wrinkles
to my face and changed my hair color from black to gray.

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to see still captures
from the television commercial

  Link to "Arsenic and Old Lace" TV Commercial

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to see the
cast photo
and cast party

  Link to "Arsenic and Old Lace" Cast Photo and Party

Below is a video showing two brief scenes from Act 1.
Rev. Dr. Harper gives the background for the story,
and Mr. Gibbs comes to rent a room.

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