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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While a staff member was working, he noticed a suspicious male wandering the East Lot around 6:25 a.m. May 25. The staff worker called Highline Public Safety who responded to find the individual running around with a rope in his hands, looking for a place to possibly hang himself.
This prompted Public Safety to contact Des Moines Police and South King County Fire and Rescue. By the time first responders came to the scene, the distraught man climbed into a tree near Building 99, ready to use the rope on himself.
First responders talked to the man, successfully convincing him to come down from the tree. After the turmoil settled the individual was transported to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.
Sgt. George Curtis of Public Safety said this was the first time he has encountered someone attempting to endanger their own life on campus.
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Public Safety said the actions of the staff member who reported the incident is an excellent example of how “see something, say something” could potentially save a life. A staff member was reported to have passed out in Building 4 at 8:10 a.m. The person was sitting in their chair when they lost consciousness, then fell out, hitting their head on the ground. Public Safety arrived but the staff member refused any medical treatment.
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The two students had gone to Jack in the Box and decided to eat the fast food on campus.
They were told by the officer to leave because campus was closed.