Courtroom drama takes center stage in Ottawa’s sesquicentennial celebration

083014-witness_250OTTAWA, Kan. – As Ottawa celebrates its 150th birthday, ACT Ottawa is bringing the Franklin County Courthouse alive once more with courtroom drama.

ACT Ottawa, Ottawa’s community theater, is staging Agatha Christie’s Witness For the Prosecution in the historic courtroom in the original courthouse at 315 S. Main St.

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. A special performance during the Ottawa’s 150th  celebration will be staged at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Daytime matinees are also scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14. The other evening performances are Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13,at 7 p.m.

Witness for the Prosecution is Agatha Christie’s delightful courtroom drama and mystery, in which one Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his beneficiary – and even his wife insists he is guilty.

Directing the play are Tim Conard and Melissa Story.

Call 785-304-4749 for more information, or email [email protected], or visit

To see a teaser trailer about the upcoming play, watch the video below.

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