Audience becomes jury and more in Purple Theatre production (con't)

The audience can also decide on what charges are being laid before the performance begins.

“It’s totally fun,” says Mackenzie Hall’s Mary Ellen Scully Mosna.

Usually the production is put on for private groups.

But this is the first time, perhaps in many years, the public will have a chance to see and participate in the play.

The location is perfect.

Mackenzie Hall, in its historic heyday, used to be a courthouse so it has authentic furniture and court trappings.

The name of the play itself is The Trial of David Eustace, a murder trial.

It’s a typical Purple Theatre theme, with an absurd plot and larger than life characters.

“Always hilarious, and completely unscripted, you never know what might happen!” Purple Theatre says.

The show is staged Sept. 27 at 8 pm.

Seats are limited to 55.

Tickets are $15 and sold through the Mackenzie Hall box office by calling 519-255-7600.

Scully Mosna calls it “improvisational theatre.

“So we have a storyline and a judge, prosecutor, defence lawyer, bailiff, obviously the defendant – and the audience becomes part of it and it’s hilarious.”

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