Festivals & Events

LAWYERS PLAY

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Manitoba Bar Association
present the 26th annual Lawyers Play

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by Agatha Christie
May 9-12, 2018
Directed by Paul Essiembre*

Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Agatha Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.

About the Project
The annual Lawyers Play is one of Royal MTC’s largest fundraisers and since its inception in 1990 has raised over $1,000,000 to help make live theatre accessible to all Manitobans. This production is a unique opportunity for members of the Manitoba Bar Association to work with theatre professionals and have a great time with friends and colleagues from the legal community.

Audition Notice
Royal MTC would like to invite all current MBA members to audition for a role in this exciting and engaging legal drama. There are 15-20 roles available for men and women of varying ages.

Actors must be available for weekly rehearsals beginning in January and increasing in frequency with full availability required from April 29 to May 12 for the technical rehearsal process and performance dates.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 5:30 - 9pm. Audition scenes will be available on this site by September 27.

To book an audition time please contact Paige Lewis at 204 934 0307 or plewis@royalmtc.ca

Please note that all cast members must be a MBA member.

Characters

Greta
Carter
Mr. Mayhew
Leonard Vole
Sir Wilfred Robarts
Inspector Hearne
Romaine
Mr. Justice Wainwright
Mr. Myers
Dr. Wyatt
Janet Mackenzie
Mr. Clegg
The Other Woman
Warder
Clerk of the Court
Policeman
Usher

“Witness for the Prosecution” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


2017 LAWYERS PLAY

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Manitoba Bar Association
presented the 25th annual Lawyers Play

Reginald Rose’s Emmy Award-winning classic drama
TWELVE ANGRY JURORS
May 3-6, 2017
Adapted by Sherman Sergel
Directed by Heidi Malazdrewich*

Photo by Randy Zyla-Harder

Royal MTC would also like to extend sincere thanks to the talented cast and hardworking crew, as well as our many volunteers and committee members.

The cast of the 2017 Royal MTC/MBA Lawyers Play
12 Angry Jurors 

Zilla Jones (Foreman), Steve Scarfone (Juror Two), Jeff Hirsch (Juror Three), Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin (Juror Four), Heather Wadsworth (Juror Five), Sandi Phillips (Juror Six), Victoria Perrie (Juror Seven), John Harvie (Juror Eight), Tony Kavanagh (Juror Nine), Kalyn Bomback (Juror Ten), Bill Haight (Juror Eleven), Jody Ostapiw (Juror Twelve), Peter Kingsley (Guard), Gail Asper (Judge), Bryan Klein (Judge), Jim McLandress (Judge)

Click here to view the Twelve Angry Jurors program guide.

For information on event sponsorship and advertising, please contact:
Melissa Novecosky, Special & Donor Events Coordinator
P: 204 954 6410
E: mnovecosky@royalmtc.ca

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.