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As we detailed in our post about our upcoming production of Witness for the Prosecution, this production will take place in the Renwick building. The Renwick Building is the historical Circuit Court of the City of Fredericksburg in Virginia. It was designed in 1852 by James Renwick Jr. who also designed the Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C. as well as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

The Renwick building has been in use as Fredericksburg’s Circuit Court since before the Civil War and survived the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Don’t believe me? Check out this photograph of the Renwick Building taken in 1860!

Ciruit Court 1860

Wouldn’t be awesome to come check out this production of Witness for the Prosecution while sitting in the gallery of a courtroom that was built, and has been standing, since before the Civil War?

This past spring, the city moved the Circuit Court into a new building just down the street.

Here is a picture of the Renwick Building present day!

Circuit Court Now

It hasn’t changed too much has it?

Come check out his historical building for some great local entertainment! There are still shows to be held on October 10th and 11th. Click below for tickets!