JE Drama Club presents Agatha Christie’s "Witness for The Prosecution" on Nov. 22-23The Jordan-Elbridge Drama Club presents the show, “Witness for the Prosecution” by Agatha Christie at 7 p.m. Nov. 22-23 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $7 and available at the door.
The suspenseful thriller centers on a young man, Leonard Vole, who is accused of murdering a rich, lonely widow. The courtroom drama is complete with shocking witness testimonies, impassioned outbursts and a fight to find out what really happened on the night in question.
Director Denise Deapo said the show has been very educational for the students, and has pushed them to become better performers. She said they have been learning the similarities and differences between American and British courtroom procedures, and most of the actors have had to develop British, Scottish or German accents.
“The most difficult part of the show has been working hard in rehearsals to make the sure that the facts of the case remain the same throughout the show,” she said.
“Both the defense attorney and the prosecuting attorney have to examine and cross-examine each of the witnesses several times in the show. They have a lot of dialogue and a lot of facts to remember.”
Deapo added that during intermission, they are hoping to poll the audience to see if they think it was Leonard Vole who is guilty or someone else.