Friday, October 11, 2013

In the Wings: Witness for the Prosecution. Meet Harry Brown.



Harry Brown plays Carter 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?
Harry Brown: It's an Agatha Christie play. It's fun and there are lots of roles. It's a drama, but there also is some humor in it. You can have fun with it, you can develop the characters in all sorts of ways. It's a challenge, but it's also fun.

Q: Who is Carter? What is he like?
H.B.: Carter is the clerk in the law chambers of Sir Wilfrid Robarts, played by Eric Francis. He's very proper, and he wants things done very correctly. He feels responsible for some of the other people who work in the office, making sure they act properly and do their work well.

Q: What is your favorite mystery?
H.B.: I like Alan Furst mysteries. He writes espionage historic novels set just prior to the beginning of World War II. They're all about doomed people. I really like those. They're well written and fun to read.

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 http://lafayettecivic.tix.com. 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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