‘This one feels special’: CHS gets dramatic with ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

Megan Michelotti

Come witness Capital High School’s “Witness for the Prosecution” by Agatha Christie set to open 6 p.m. Thursday.

“We usually do comedies in the spring just because they’re fun and the kids love doing them and it stretches them with timing and actively listening to each other,” said Laura Brayko, who has taught drama and English at Capital for 8 years. “It became abundantly clear with a courtroom drama like ‘Oh, we don’t have doors slamming or maids missing or mistaken identities. It’s all language, rhetoric and presence — a whole new skill set.’”

As the play goes, Leonard Vole, is arrested and accused of murdering a wealthy older lady, Emily French, who suspiciously made him her main heir. Vole’s wife Romaine, played by senior Lou Sechrist, chooses to testify but as a witness for the prosecution and not for the defense. Her complicated plan is to ultimately free her husband, but will it work?

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The cast of “Witness for the Prosecution” rehearse a scene from the upcoming Capital High School

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