Monday, October 7, 2013

In the Wings: Witness for the Prosecution. Meet Amy Long.

Amy Long plays Romaine in Witness for the Prosecution, the second MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Agatha Christie wrote the script.

Question: Why did you audition for Witness for the Prosecution?
Amy Long: I was excited to work with Lori Portner. She directed The Woman in Black, which I was involved in but I had no spoken lines. I was looking forward to having lines and being onstage under Lori's direction. Also, I am happy to be reunited with the other members of that cast, Bill Knapp and Timothy Devery.

Q: Who is Romaine? What is she like?
A.L.: She is the wife of the defendant, Leonard Vole, played by Timothy Devery. They met and married in Germany, and Leonard brought her to England. She is a survivor of the war. In her new country, she is wary of the judicial system and she is sorting through the evidence against her husband.

Q: What is your favorite mystery?
A.L.: Presumed Innocent, with Harrison Ford and Bonnie Bedelia, was on TV the other night. I could watch that over and over again and still be shocked by the ending.

Witness for the Prosecution opens Friday, October 18 and runs through Saturday, November 2 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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