Witness for the Prosecution — Judson Theatre Company

Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha Christie’s theatrical masterpiece comes to JTC! Leonard Vole is facing murder charges in the death of a rich older woman, Emily French, whom he has befriended. But he couldn’t have killed her — not if his alibi, that he was home with his wife at the time of the murder, is the truth. What really happened? Who is telling the truth? This criminally delicious drama of death and deceit keeps the audience guessing till the very last scene. A hit in London, on Broadway, in Billy Wilder’s 1957 film adaptation, and the 2016 BBC miniseries. See you in court!


All performances at Bradshaw Performing Arts Center

(formerly Owens Auditorium) on the campus of Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm (opening night, early curtain)
Friday, November 22 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 pm (matinee)
Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 pm (matinee)


Meet the Cast


James Cella

JAMES CELLA (Leonard Vole) – James is thrilled to be back at JTC after appearing as Juror #2 in Twelve Angry Men! James recently appeared in the National Tour of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. At Millbrook Playhouse he played Flotsam in The Little Mermaid and Franz in Rock of Ages.  Other favorites include Dial “M” For Murder (Tony Wendice) and The Wizard of Oz (Lion). James holds a BFA from NYU Tisch.  http://www.jamescella.com/

LIZZIE KING-HALL* (Romaine Vale – The Accused’s Wife) is delighted to make her Judson Theatre debut. New York highlights: The Flea, M-32, Fiasco Theater, Two-Headed Rep. Regional: Asolo Rep, Trinity Rep, Illinois Shakespeare Fest, Living Room Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Co. TV: Bull, Alternatino. Proud Brown/Trinity grad and Equity member. lizziekinghall.com


TIM GARNER (Mr. Myers – The Prosecutor) From Auckland, New Zealand, Tim holds a BA (Honors, First class) in Musical Theatre from Singapore’s LASALLE College of the Arts under the leadership of Tony McGill. He was most recently seen at JTC in The Sunshine Boys and And Then There Were None. Other favorites include Mordred/Merlyn in Compass Rose Theater’s Camelot, where he also served as choreographer. In New Zealand: The Full Monty, Fiddler, The Secret Garden, Big River, Little Shop of HorrorsAnnie, Joseph, The Pirates of Penzance, Oliver!, Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde, Copacabana, Sweeney Todd, and Anything Goes. In Singapore: Love/Perfect/Change, Urinetown, Lucky Stiff, Nine, Sweet Charity, Spelling Bee, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Jacques Brel, A Year With Frog And Toad, Company, and The 39 Steps. In France: The Incredible Adventures of Border Crossers.Production: The Lion King (stage management/company management), City Gym The Musical (associate producer), director/choreographer of Hey Florence! The Musical and Venice Under The Snow. As a solo producer, Tim presented the Singapore premieres of Take Me Out (playing Kippy) and The Boys in the Band (playing Michael). Tim extends his thanks to the entire team! Twitter: @broadwaykiwi Instagram: timmy_garner

RICK McDERMOTT (Lord Justice Wainwright – The Judge) is fairly new to beautiful Moore County. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he attended Boston University School of Theater Arts as an acting major and was involved in local theaters in the Boston area for many years. Rick is also one of the founding members of the Mission Hill Thea-ter Group. Rick played Juror #9 in JTC’s Twelve Angry Men in 2016, General MacKenzie in And Then There Were None and the Patient in The Sunshine Boys in 2017, and Anagnos and the Doctor in The Miracle Worker last year. He is delighted to be back for his fifth JTC production.

MATTHEW TYLER  (Mr. Mayhew – A Solicitor)  Matthew is a New York based actor who works in stage, TV and film.  A California native he graduated from NYU with a BFA in acting.  Most recently he could be seen as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.  Past roles include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Orin Dennis in Children of a Lesser God, and Ralph Clark in Our Country’s Good.  He can also be seen as J.D. in The Sex Movie.  Love and thanks to J.







*member, Actors’ Equity Association