Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

November 1-2, 8-9, & 15-16 at 8 pm; November 3, 10, & 17 at 3 pm

Auditions: Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27, 7-9 pm

Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Vince Hancock

Leonard Vole, a young war veteran, stands accused of murdering Emily French, a rich elderly widow who recently redrafted her will to name him the principal heir to her estate. As his lawyers struggle to untangle the truth, the Crown prosecutor, as well as Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet, remain adamant that Vole ruthlessly took her life in order to inherit her wealth. Only Romaine, Vole's enigmatic wife, can prove his innocence; but when she takes the stand, it is as a witness for the prosecution, and she denies his alibi. The stakes are high as the young man fights to escape the hangman’s noose. With shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts, and more than a few twists and turns, this suspenseful thriller will keep you guessing until the gavel's last echo… and beyond.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

ROLES:

Primary:

Leonard Vole - the accused
Mr. Mayhew - Vole's solicitor
Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Q.C. - Vole's barrister
Greta - Sir Wilfrid's typist
Carter - Sir Wilfrid’s Chief Clerk
Romaine - Leonard's wife
Inspector Hearne - a police detective
Mr. Justice Wainwright - the Judge
Mr. Myers, Q.C. - the prosecutor
Dr. Wyatt - a police surgeon
Janet MacKenzie - a housekeeper
Clegg - a laboratory assistant
The Other Woman

Other (optional; may also be double-cast):

Plain-Clothes Detective
Clerk of the Court
Alderman
Court Usher
Court Stenographer
Warder
Judge's Clerk
Additional Barristers for each side
Jurors
Policeman

 

Directions

Stained Glass Playhouse
4401 Indiana Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(in the old sanctuary of
Marvin United Methodist Church)