Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In the Wings: Witness for the Prosecution. Meet Timothy Devery.



Timothy Devery plays Leonard Vole 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?
Timothy Devery: I knew Lori Portner was directing, and I am a fan. And it's an Agatha Christie classic, so how could I say no?

Q: Who is Leonard Vole? What is he like?
T.D.: Leonard is a typical man in the British world. He's not as upper class as he pretends he is, yet he manages to be happy. He wanders around doing odd jobs here and there, and he can't seem to settle down but he keeps busy. He finds himself in nasty messes from time to time, and this is one of those stories.

Q: What is your favorite mystery?
T.D.: There was a book that was written around 1986, but I don't remember exactly when. It took place in a hotel and there was a little girl who kicked people in the shin. I don't remember the time or the main action except there was kicking of the shins and a lot of money.

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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