Ajo’s Community Players have done it again. Yup, their latest play — Contempt of Court — was a fun-filled romp through the legal system. In addition to the great entertainment the audience also enjoyed a full-course meal courtesy of the Oasis Cafe.
Each member of the audience received a Jury Summons and a ballot for each of the three cases to be tried in court that evening.
The lawyers? Sydney Schyster and Melissa Cheatham. A credit to the legal profession :-).
Jim Reiman and Colleen Wonnacutt King
Court bailiff Duke Mondhill cautions the new court stenographer to keep detailed notes of the testimony.
George Costuck and members of the jury.
The court artist captures the drama in her sketch book.
There were several tense moments when an armed man burst into the courtroom and threatened the jury. Ooops. He suddenly realized he was in the wrong courtroom and left.
A musical number — “Blame the Lawyers” — broke out in the courtroom.
Lea Halverson, George Costuck and Colleen Wonnacutt King
Nurse Olga is called to testify in the case of Children of FW Rockworth vs Estate of FW Rockworth. She wouldn’t lie on the stand. Would she?
Sylvia Tatman-Burruss and Colleen Wonnacutt King
Cross-examining the witness.
Jim Reiman, Lea Halverson, a willing audience participant, George Costuck and Colleen Wonnacutt King
Howard Costar, color commentator, interviewed members of the court and the jury to ascertain how the cases went.
So, ma’am, who da think presented the best arguments?
Bravo, all! A wonderful evening’s entertainment.
The cast takes a well-earned bow.