Wait Until Dark

by Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Jonathan Forester
Produced by George Ferencz

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October 25, 26, 27 and 31 and November 1, 2, 3, 2019
7 performances

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

Special performance on Halloween, October 31 at 7:30 PM




Synopsis Forty-seven years after premiering on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it a new setting. In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.
Casting Susan Hendrix - a visually impaired woman in her 30's (ages 20's-30's)
Sam Hendrix - her husband, a photographer (ages 20's - 30's)
Mike - a Marine Lieutenant (ages 30's-40's)
Carlino - a police sergeant (ages 30's -40's)
Roat - a criminal (ages 20's -40's)
Gloria - Susan and Sam’s neighbor (ages 12-15)

Please note these are suggested age ranges.
Auditions Sunday, August 25th and Monday, August 26th at 6:30
History Produced by Fred Coe and directed by Arthur Penn, the Broadway premiere of Wait Until Dark opened on February 2, 1966, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Within the next eleven months, it transferred to the Shubert, the George Abbott, and Music Box Theatres before it ended its run of 373 performances.

Warner Bros.-Seven Arts purchased the film rights in 1966 soon after the play's Broadway premiere. The film, directed by Terence Young with a screenplay by Robert Carrington and Jane Howard-Carrington and a score by Henry Mancini, premiered on October 26, 1967. It starred Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Jack Weston, and was produced by Hepburn's then-husband Mel Ferrer.

In an effort to duplicate the suspense on screen, movie theaters dimmed their lights to their legal limits, then turned off one by one until each light on-screen was shattered, resulting in the theater being plunged into complete darkness.

Hepburn was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress, and Zimbalist was nominated for a Golden Globe in the supporting category.

The film ranked tenth on Bravo's The 100 Scariest Movie Moments for its climactic scene.