Censtage tries its hand at new play

By Winter Dorval - Staff Reporter

Witness For the Prosecution plays at Federal Way's Centerstage Theatre, through Oct. 8.

"This murder mystery will keep you guessing until the very end, as do all Agatha Christie's play has," said Trista Duval, the interim artistic director of Centerstage.

The play is set in a courtroom, where Lenard Vole is on trial for the murder of his wealthy wife, with the suspected motive being money.

 "This is one of her works that is well established as an Agatha Christie play, but the ending is not well known," Duval said.

The innocence or guilt of Vole remains a mystery until the very end.

"Agatha Christie was one of the first mystery playwrights," Duval said.

"There is the familiarity of Agatha Christie's style, with the surprise of the ending. People think she copies other people, but it's the other way around," said Duval.

The play is estimated to run about three hours. 

It is showing Oct. 5, 6, and 7 at 8 p.m. Matinees will be at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 8.

Adult tickets are $29, with seniors and military admitted for $25. Youth (18-25) tickets are $15, and kids get in for $12.

Centerstage Theatre is at 3200 SW Dash Point Road.

For tickets and additional information, visit www.centerstagetheatre.com.

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