Cary Players Presents the Suspense-thriller Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
September 26-28 & October 3-5 at the Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Avenue in Downtown Cary
Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as Cary Players Community Theatre opens its 13th season with Frederick Knott's spine-tingling drama, Wait Until Dark. Mr. Knott's, whose works include the classic, Dial M for Murder, has crafted a terrifying tale of cat and mouse that builds to a chilling conclusion.
Wait Until Dark first appeared on Broadway in 1966 starring Lee Remick in the leading role of Susy Hendrix, a blind New York City housewife who is threatened by three evil con-men in search of drugs they believe were inadvertently hidden in her apartment. Movie audiences may recall Audrey Hepburn in the film version of the story. Cary Players is delighted to have Kirsten Ehlert, an award-winning triangle actress, in the role the vulnerable, yet resourceful Susy. Veteran performer Larry Evans takes on the role of Roat, a relentless villain and leader of the gang who meet their match with the quick-thinking Susy.
Director Tim Wiest guides the cast which also features Jonathan King and Del Flack as con-men Talman and Carlino. Maddie David, a student at Endeavor Charter School, makes here stage debut as the street-smart Gloria, and Jason Zimmerman fills the role of Sam, Susy's husband.
Tina Vance has designed a unit set featuring a Greenwich Village basement apartment. Master Carpenter, Todd Houseknecht is leading the team of skilled craftsmen, including Bob Grannan, Pete Thoits and Lair Block on the construction. Props and set pieces are being crafted by Wil Deedler with the assistance of Julie Webber and Jenny Robinson. Running crew members Greg Lytle and Cullen Knott will also make their Cary Players acting debuts in brief cameo appearances. Producers are Sharon Galluzzo and Debra Grannan.
Rachel McKay has designed the costumes. Hair and Make-Up is under the direction of Ali Short-Stroh. Bob Kulow is the Sound Designer. Designer, Liz Dressler will light (and darken) the stage!
So where will you be when the lights go out? Hopefully at the Cary Arts Center for this electrifying production!
Fridays and Saturdays, September 26th & 27th and October 3rd & 4th at 7:30pm
Sundays, September 28th and October 5th at 3:00 pm
The matinee on October 5th will be Audio Described by Arts Access for the visually impaired.
Adults: $20; Seniors & Students: $18
Groups of 20+: $17 - Please call the Cary Arts Center box office for group sales (919) 469-4069.
In person: Tickets may be purchased at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, Mon-Fri (10am-8pm) or Sat (10am-1pm). Online: www.caryplayers.org/tickets.html
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