As Mr. Gibbs and Rev.
in "Arsenic and Old Lace"
at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse
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
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
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
to my face and changed my hair color from black to gray.
Click the small
photos below to see the large collages
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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