Teora Schumacher plays Greta in Witness for the Prosecution, the second MainStage production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Agatha Christie wrote the script.
Question: Why did you audition for Witness for the Prosecution?
Teora Schumacher: I wanted to get involved with theatre again. I usually do musicals, and this is my first play. When I heard there were auditions, I jumped on it. I'm from Las Vegas originally, but I went to college in Illinois and performed in musicals there. This is my Civic Theatre debut.
Q: Who is Greta?
T.S.: Greta is the typist for Sir Wilfrid Robarts, played by Eric Francis. She makes and serves tea a lot. She's also enamored of Leonard Vole, played by Timothy Devery.
Q: What is your favorite mystery?
T.S.: The last mystery I read was by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express. That book threw me for a loop.
Witness for the Prosecution opens Friday, October 18 and runs through Saturday, November 2 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com. Rush tickets may be available before each performance for $8 to students with a valid college or high school I.D. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter before each performance to learn about availability for that night's performance.
The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.