Aaron Newton plays Inspector Hearne 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?
Aaron Newton: When I read the script I found it very interesting. I really enjoy the accents the characters have. I've always enjoyed murder mysteries, I was involved in one written by Neil Radtke at Klondike Middle School.
Q: Who is Inspector Hearne? What is he like?
A.N.: He is the inspector on the police force who arrests Leonard Vole, played by Timothy Devery. He also provides testimony against Vole. The script says Hearne is a tall, good-looking man and he gets to the point and likes to get the job done. He likes to see justice done.
Q: What is your favorite mystery?
A.N.: It would have to be some real, unsolved crime. I've seen the movie Zodiac several times.
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.