Wait Until Dark is a suspenseful thriller created by Frederick Knott. Masterfully constructed, this classic tale moves from one moment of electrifying suspense to the next as it builds toward a breath-stopping final scene.
The play tells the story of Susy Hendrix, a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for the heroin hidden in a doll. Her husband Sam is unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. “Roat” leads his companions into thinking that they are going to be rich and will get the heroin soon enough, but in the end he murders all of his partners after they outlive their usefulness.
The trio try to convince Susy that her husband will be suspected of murdering the woman, and the only way to protect him is to give them the doll, which connects him to her. Little do the men know that Gloria, a little girl in the upstairs apartment, has stolen the doll after finding out it was not a gift for her.
Directed by Allen McCalla, this cast features Claire Clauson, Evan Harris, Camila Escobar, Brandon Gaunt, Matthew Quattlebaum, and Josh Wilson.
Wait Until Dark runs October 26 through November 11 at Greenville Little Theatre in Greenville, SC. For tickets and additional information call the box office at 864-233-6238 or visit greenvillelittletheatre.org.