Judson Theatre: Witness for the Prosecution

November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Bradshaw Performing Arts Center
3395 Airport Road
NC 28374

In Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, when a wealthy widow is found murdered, her married suitor, Leonard Vole, is accused of the crime. Vole’s only hope for acquittal is the testimony of his wife, but his airtight alibi shatters as new clues are revealed. With a delicious mixture of humor and intrigue, Christie’s ingenious plot twists keep the audience guessing until the surprising final curtain. Agatha Christie adapted Witness for the Prosecution for the stage from one of her short stories. The play was a personal favorite of Agatha Christie’s and is considered her theatrical masterpiece. Running for a year and a half on Broadway in the 1950s, it has been an international success for decades, and is currently enjoying a hit site-specific revival in London.  Witness for the Prosecution is perhaps best known from Billy Wilder’s 1957 film adaptation starring Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, and Charles Laughton. It has been adapted for television multiple times, including the recent 2016 BBC miniseries. The play stars Tony-nominee Alan Campbell.

Hear what Alan Campbell had to say about the show on the RDU on Stage podcast.

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