The Zephyr Theatre will briefly move from the stage to the courtroom when it presents “Witness for the Prosecution” at the Washington County Courthouse March 8-17.

The play, written by Agatha Christie, is considered one of the great courtroom dramas of the golden era of mysteries. Mix a marriage of convenience, a generational mismatch, and a murder — and what do you get? A clear-cut case of circumstantial evidence.

In this courtroom drama, the motive may be clear, but the accused has a sound alibi. Or do they? It seems like a straightforward case of motive meeting opportunity, but in this courtroom, like in life, nothing is clear-cut. When it’s revealed that the victim’s will was changed shortly before her murder, more questions than answers arise. Facts are few and far between in this classic mystery that will leave audience members on the edge of their seat.

Come and see how trust is a two-way street that sometimes is headed in opposite directions.

Performances will be held weekends March 8-17 at the Historic Washington County Courthouse, 101 Pine Street West, Stillwater.

Tickets are $20 to $40 plus a Washington County Historic Courthouse restoration fee of $8.

Limited seating is available in the jury box, where audience members can be part of the action. Please contact Calyssa at to learn about these special seats, which can be reserved for $100 donations.

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