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Fairfield Actors Star In Westport Production of Agatha Christie Mystery

From left, Barry Hatrick, David Victor, Travis Branch and David Pirrie in the Westport Community Theatre’s production of Agatha Christie’s "Witness for the Prosecution." Photo Credit: Contributed
John Pyron left, and Barry Hatrick in the Westport Community Theatre’s production of Agatha Christie’s "Witness for the Prosecution." Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield actors David Pirrie, John Pyron, David Victor and Briana O’Brien LaMare will lend their talents to the Westport Community Theatre's production of Agatha Christie’s "Witness For A Prosecution."

The murder-mystery, which takes place in post-war London of the 1950s, is a "whodunit" with a number of plot twists and turns that keep the audience guessing until the very last scene. Performances will be from Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Dec. 11.

Tom Rushen directs the cast of 14 local actors in the psychological thriller, where a brutal murder has taken place at a London townhouse.

Pyron, who plays Dr. Wyatt" was last seen on the theater's stage as the doctor and Mr. Anagnos in "The Miracle Worker." His other Westport Community Theatre credits include "And Then There Were None," "The Crucible," "Born Yesterday," "An Inspector Calls," "Separate Tables" and "Charley’s Aunt."

Pyron also enjoyed roles at other local theaters, including "You Can’t Take It With You" at Milford’s Eastbound and Stamford’s Curtain Call and "On Golden Pond" at Curtain Call. Additionally, he appeared in "Amadeus" in New Canaan, "She Stoops to Conquer" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in Newtown and at Stratford’s Square One in "Indian Blood," for which he received the subscribers’ annual award for Outstanding Featured Actor.

Pirrie plays Hearne in the play. His past roles include Senator Carlin in "The Best Man" at Westport Community Theatre, Mr. Kirby in "You Can't Take It With You," Father Jac, in "Dancing at Lughnasa" with the Wilton Playshop and Michael Watters in "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" at Fairfield’s Gaelic-American Club and at Eastbound in Milford.

Victor, who plays Mayhew, was cast in the Westport Community Theatre comedy, "Private Lives" as Victor Prynne and played a teenager in "Our Town," which raised money for Westport's Bill Meyer scholarship fund. Before that, he played Kurt in the theater's production of "Watch on the Rhine" and Major Rugemer in the Town Players of New Canaan's production of "Irena's Vow."

"Witness" is O’Brien LaMare’s second show with the Westport Community Theatre. She previously stage-managed many productions at Fairfield Warde High School, "Fame the Musical" at the Bijou Theatre, "Moonlight and Magnolias" at East Bound Theatre, "The Boy Friend" with the Crescent Players" at Southern Connecticut State University and most recently "Godspell" at Westport Community Theatre.

The cast also includes Travis Branch, Geoffrey Gilbert, Larry Greeley, Cindy Hartog, Barry Hatrick, Peter Haynes, Stafford Nibley, Samantha Pattinson and Jeff Pliskin.

"Witness for the Prosecution" is produced by arrangement with Samuel French Inc., and has performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays with a Thursday performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 1.

Tickets are $25 or $23 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at westportcommunitytheatre.com or by calling (203) 226-1983.

The Westport Community Theatre is at the Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

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