February 26, 2019

We don't have a big stage at AFD, but we make the most of what there is. And for "Witness for the Prosecution," we do some real magic. 

It starts as a fusty law office of Sir Robarts; and then, presto change-o, becomes the Old Bailey, with the judge all perched on high.

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February 24, 2019

We're delighted to welcome George Middleton, in the role of Sir Wilfrid Robarts in "Witness for the Prosecution" (by Agatha Christie). George has lived in Arlington for a long time, but this is his first time on stage with us. An actor who trained in London and worked...

February 18, 2019

Nearly 100 years after Agatha Christie created her, Romaine Vole endures as one of the most complex, unsettling characters in modern fiction. She first appeared in the short story version of "Witness for the Prosecution" in 1925; then in the play and movie versions in...

February 18, 2019

Is Leonard Vole a goofball innocent, caught up in a web of lies by a crafty German woman with few scruples but many wiles? Or is he a sort of Post-WWII Ted Bundy in a war-weary, threadbare London?

You make the call, in our upcoming production of Agatha Christie's "Witne...

February 18, 2019

While Sir Wilfrid (the defense barrister/attorney) gets top billing in "Witness for the Prosecution," for my money the role of Mr. Myers, Q.C. (aka Queen's Counsel) is a bit more juicy and flashy. And it takes some serious acting chops to convey his passion, outrage, a...

February 18, 2019

"I was her housekeeper. I’ve no opinion of companions, poor feckless bodies, afraid to do a bit of honest domestic work."

One of the more riveting and affecting moments in "Witness for the Prosecution" (by Agatha Christie, ahem) comes when the murder victim's housekeepe...

February 10, 2019

Anna-Constantia Richardson is hunting down wigs. Not just any wigs -- barrister wigs. The ones w the white curls that barristers wear in court. Have worn in court for many years.

She's also hunting down robes, ladies dresses and suits from the early fifties, and men's s...

February 10, 2019

Kevin Brunton (Justice Wainwright) is excited to make his debut at AFD. He portrayed Robert in The Way We Live Now (2018), a performance-based civic engagement project to facilitate public conversations about the opioid epidemic, and Richard Parker in the pilot for the...

February 6, 2019

I was dubious, too. Agatha Christie? The old white British dame who wrote about a thousand murder mystery novels featuring detectives with elaborate mustaches and things like spats and monocles?

But - hang on - it's not all that. I mean, it IS all that - in just this on...

February 4, 2019

 We sat down and had a good chat about quite a few fascinating tidbits about this play coming up. Have a look! J. is a complex, competent, compelling character all on her own! 

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