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Westport Production Of Agatha Christie Mystery Boasts Large Cast Of Locals

David Victor, Barry Hatrick and Travis Branch are among the talentd cast of 14 local actors in the Westport Community Theatre production of "Witness for the Prosecution." The production runs through Sunday, Dec. 11.
David Victor, Barry Hatrick and Travis Branch are among the talentd cast of 14 local actors in the Westport Community Theatre production of "Witness for the Prosecution." The production runs through Sunday, Dec. 11. Photo Credit: contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The cast of the Westport Community Theatre's production of Agatha Christie's murder-mystery "Witness for the Prosecution" includes 14 local actors familiar to theatre audiences throughout Fairfield County.

The production, which is directed by Tom Rushen, runs through Sunday, Dec. 11.

Set in post-war London of the 1950s, the play is a “whodunit” with numerous plot twists and turns that keep the audience guessing until the very last scene.

Rushen’s cast leads the audience through the unraveling of an intellectually challenging mystery. Audience members must pay close attention as they brace themselves for the final twist of the plot.

This latest production of WCT merges talent and extensive experience from both cast and crew.

Rushen, a seasoned director ("Sabrina Fair," "The Importance of Being Earnest," and "Mrs. Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge" at WCT), also produces the East/West Playfest, a collaboration with Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Fine Arts Council.

Producer Dave Rylander, both WCT board member and technical director, recently produced "They’re Playing Our Song" with WCT; and stage manager Ann Baker has directed, produced and has managed stage for many productions, including WCT’s "The Miracle Worker" and "Mrs. Crachit’s Wild Christmas Binge."

Collectively, members of the cast have performed in hundreds of theatrical productions around Fairfield County. The cast consists of Travis Branch, Geoffrey Gilbert, Larry Greeley, Cindy Hartog, Barry Hatrick, Peter Haynes, Briana O’Brien LaMare, Stafford Nibley, John Pyron, Samantha Pattinson, David Pirrie, Jeff Pliskin and David Victor.

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

Tickets are $25, $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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