Thursday, October 10, 2013

In the Wings: Witness for the Prosecution. Meet Craig Martin.

Craig Martin plays Mr. Myers 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?
Craig Martin: I wanted to work with Lori Portner, the director, for a while. I've never done a courtroom drama, but I enjoy the Agatha Christie murder mysteries.

Q: Who is Mr. Myers? What is he like?
C.M.: He is the prosecuting attorney. He is a little over the top, a little ostentatious and he enjoys the theatre of the courtroom. He's quite extravagant, he's a colorful character.

Q: What is your favorite mystery?
C.M.: Dead Man Don't Wear Plaid. It's a Steve Martin movie. They pirated clips from old 1930s and 1940s movies and spliced it in so Steve Martin is acting with Barbara Stanwyck and Myrna Loy, all these actors from old black-and-white movies.

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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