Upcoming Auditions

Witness for the Prosecution

By Agatha Christie

Directed by Satish Bharadvaj

Spoonsored by Dianne Douglas and Saul Zalesch

Saturday, January 5,  at 10:00 am

Monday, January 7, at 6:00 pm

Auditions will be held at The Dixie Center for the Arts.

RCT holds auditions for Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution"


Ruston Community Theatre is pleased to hold auditions for its upcoming murder mystery courtroom drama, Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution".  The show will open at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston on March 21st through 24th  2019.


The play is set in The Chambers of Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Q.C. and The Central Criminal Court, London in the 1940's. The story revolves around Leonard Vole who is accused of murdering a rich widow. His only alibi is his wife who gives an unexpected and shocking witness testimony. The tension mounts with impassioned outbursts from the dock as the young man fights to escape the hangman's noose.    


Greta: Sir Wilfrid's typist, a young, energetic woman.

Carter: Male, chief clerk,  somewhat serious about his work. 

Mr. Mayhew: Middle-aged solicitor; shrewd, dry, and rather precise in manner. 

Leonard Vole: A likable friendly young man about 25ish.

Sir Wilfrid Robarts: An experienced and accomplished defense counselor. 

Inspector Hearne: A police inspector.

Romaine Heilger:  A foreign woman with German background. in her 30's. 

Justice Wainwright: The judge

Mr. Myers: A prosecutor at The Central Criminal Court, London. 

Dr. Wyatt: An autopsy doctor on witness stand.

Janet Mackenzie: A dour looking Scotswoman in her 60's- on witness stand. 

Thomas Clegg: An assistant in the forensic laboratory on witness stand. 

…....  AND MANY MORE....


There are roles with many lines and some with few to no lines.


Other production assistance opportunities are costumes design, sound design, light design, stage management, backstage help, and set construction.


The auditions dates are Saturday, January 5th at 10:00 am, and Monday, January 7th at 6:00 PM at the Dixie Center For The Arts.  No prior experience or preparation is necessary.  The audition will consist of a cold reading from the script. Those who cannot attend either of these days may call the director at 318-251-8645 for alternative arrangements for audition. All roles are open to all ethnicities. Be sure to like us on Facebook  at www.facebook.com/RustonCommunityTheatre and follow us on Instagram.com/RCTruston to stay informed on other RCT events and shows. 

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Audition forms

Save time at the audition by printing and filling out the form ahead of time!  Be sure to fill in any conflicts you may have with rehearsal times!