Monday, October 14, 2013

In the Wings: Witness for the Prosecution. Meet Sheriff Almakki.

Sheriff Almakki plays the court usher/clerk 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?
Sheriff Almakki: Lori Portner, the director, approached me and said the show is going to be awesome. I've worked with several people before: Bill Knapp, the stage manager; Amy Long, who plays Romaine; and Timothy Devery, who plays Leonard Vole, all were in Arcadia with me. So there are great cast members, a terrific director and a wonderful show.

Q: What is the court usher/clerk like?
S.A.: He keeps a vague amount of order in the courtroom and lets people know what's going on.

Q: What is your favorite mystery?
S.A.: The original Clue, the movie with Tim Curry.

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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