Wait Until Dark by Fredrick Knotts was performed as part of
Stage Left Theatre Company's
2013-2014 Main Stage Season
from October 30th-November 10th
at our Deville Street Theatre.
Director .... Amber McCann
Suzy Hendrix .... Callie Barfield
Harry Roat .... Phillip "Smokey" Jakey
Mike Talman .... Britt Watson
Sergent Carlino .... Jim Siegrist
Gloria .... Charity Hillegass
Sam Hendrix .... Garrett Michael McCann
Policeman .... Larry Ragsdale
Sam Hendrix (u/s) .... Nick Roussey
Lighting Design .... Vickie Carter
Sound Design .... Nick Roussey
Board Operators .... Duncan Overby & Nick Roussey
Set Design .... Amber & David McCann
Set Construction .... David McCann
"…a first rate shocker…the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." —NY Post.
"WAIT UNTIL DARK is a tense thriller." —NY World-Telegram & Sun
A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are very interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.