BLT opens with a mystery

Published 8:38 pm Friday, September 24, 2010

Season-opener for the Bainbridge Little Theatre is the ever popular, all-time classic Agatha Christie mystery, “Witness for the Prosecution.”

The plot revolves around a young man accused of murdering a rich, older woman who had made him the main beneficiary of her estate. Strong circumstantial evidence points to the young man as the murderer.

As all Christie fans know, things aren’t always how they seem.

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The story takes many twists and turns, with the biggest one coming at the end, in true Christie style.

Cast members include Matthew Hoose as Lonard Vole, the young man accused. Thaddeus Nifong takes the role of the barrister, Sir Wilfred Robarts, who is retained by Voles to defend him. Misty Brown plays Vole’s wife, Romaine.

Others are Alice Everhart as Janet Mackenzie, Austin Rowe as Dr. Wyatt, Dave Nelson as Inspector Hearne, Eli Poche as the usher/clerk, Grace Nettles as Greta, Kevin Cox as the policeman, Scott Brown as Mr. Mayhew, Tom Falls as Mr. Myers and Tracy Harrington as Mr. Justice Wainwright.

The play will be directed by veteran director and actor Ida Cooksey, who last season also directed “And Then There Were None,” based on Christie’s “Ten Little Indians.”

“Agatha Christie is one of my favorites,” said Cooksey, who admits this particular play is very challenging show to direct. She describes it as a very classic courtroom drama piece, but fun with many light hearted moments.

The play opens Thursday, Sept. 30, and runs through Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. nightly, with a Sunday matinee on Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m.

For ticket reservations, call 246-8345 between 1 and 6 p.m. or e-mail: