Agatha Christie returns to the ‘Barn stage with her classic court drama, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, and is set to open this week at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, NY. Christie’s style of murder mystery has been dominating theaters for 67 years in London’s West End and are sure to trap the cleverest of Christie aficionados with her distracting little red herrings. Call the box office or visit our website to buy your tickets early as the annual Christie at the ‘Barn sells fast.
1950s London. A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and enormously rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet Mackenzie stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.
Director Phil Rice (Baskerville) returns with a talented cast of ‘Barn favorites and newcomers to stage this Christie classic never before seen on the ‘Barn stage. The theater has assembled a cast of outstanding talent including alumni Jean Garner, Amy Fiebke Cara Moretto, Steve King, Sky Vogel, Sam Slack, Katelyn Widmer, and John Noble. Returning from “Baskerville” will be Matthew Tyler (Sherlock Holmes) as Inspector Herne and Aaron Holbritter (Watson). Joining them are newcomers Nate Healy as Leonard Vole, Brandon Lee, and Jake Jamros.
Performances for WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION start on Thursday, July 4th, and run through Sunday July 21on Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $29.00 for the evening performances and $27.00 for the Sunday matinees. Please pick your own seats at our website, or call the Box Office staff at (518) 794- 8989 for information. Box Office hours are daily from 11am to 4pm and will reopen one hour before performances. Don’t miss this sure to please classic as we continue to keep theater affordable to ALL and offer young artists a place to grow.