TheatreWorks New Milford: There are few mystery writers as great as Dame Agatha Christie. Having penned more than 60 detective novels making sleuths such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple so famous that they’re known worldwide, it is not surprising that she was the recipient of many mystery writer awards. It is also not surprising that her plays “The Mousetrap” and “Then There Were None” are still popular today. Her play “Witness for the Prosecution” won an Edgar Award for Best Play. This is the play currently on the boards of TheatreWorks New Milford.
It is an outstanding production directed with impeccable timing and panoptic vision by Frank Arcaro of Roxbury who has positioned the defense attorney and the prosecutor right in the audience. He then has 12 audience members swear in as the jury. These 12 stay in their assigned seats throughout the theater, but this makes everyone in the house close to someone directly involved with the central action. It works like a charm.