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Witness for the Prosecution Last Modified: Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Witness for the Prosecution
by Agatha Christie
Directed by Dan McCraw
May 2002
Synopsis

Only Agatha Christie could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it with an uncanny triple flip ending. A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is the chief suspect. The testimony of his wife is expected to result in an acquittal, but she is a shrew who damages his case and all but hangs him before a vindictive mystery woman appears with letters against the wife. After the man is freed, it is revealed that mystery woman is actually the wife. She discredited and perjured herself because she felt that direct testimony on her husband's behalf would not have been sufficient to free him. When he turns his back on his wife and goes off with another woman, we realize that he was the murderer. He does not get away with it, for there is one turn of plot remaining.

A walloping success. -Herald Tribune

Packs plenty of surprise in its cargo of suspense. -Daily Mirror

Winner of the New York Critics Circle Award

Published by Samuel French.

OUR CAST
Role Actor
Greta: Leslie Nichols
Carter: Richard Silwedel
John Mayhew: Sean Crews
Leonard Vole: Josh Drake
Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Q.C.: Hal McAfee
Inspector Robert Hearne: Rob Sieck
Officer/Court Clerk: Doug Showalter
Romaine Vole: Maya Winn deLaunay
Mr. Justice Wainwright: Tom Clark
Mr. Meyers, Q.C.: Andrew Ross
Dr. Wyatt: Mark Britton
Janet MacKenzie: Jan McKillip
Thomas Clegg: Ray Johnson
The Old Hag: Ursula N. Owen
The Other Woman: Donna Draper
Our Crew
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Director: Dan McCraw
Asst. Director/Stage Manager: Kristi Clark
Set Design: Mark Britton
Set Construction: Ray Johnson,
Chris Biagini,
Art Rosen,
Dave Cambell,
Bill Tanzyus,
Jan McKillip,
Jim Cunningham,
Nyle and Jeanni Cearlock,
Suzi Dennis, and
Bill Schuler
Lighting Director: Dave McKillip
Publicity: Gene Forsyth,
Leslie Nichols,
Donna Draper, and
Dave McKillip
Box Office: Margaret Forsyth
and her wonderful volunteers
Program Printing: 5-Star Printing
Program Cover and Design: Randy Groden and
Lisa Wilhelmi
Webmaster: Tom Clark and
John Lukas

OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Jerry Jones
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