Wait Until Dark
By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Jared Reed
February 7 to March 18
1st Preview: Thursday, February 8 at 7:30
Opening Night Friday February 9 at 7:30pm
Special Matinee Wednesday March 7th at 2:00pm
Forty-seven years after Wait Until Dark premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott’s 1966 original, giving it a new setting (1944 Greenwich Village) and new life.
This innovative and suspenseful thriller follows housewife, Susan Hendrix who is recently blinded in a car accident. Alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, Susan’s life is changed as she is terrorized by a group of criminals who believe she has the stolen diamonds they seek.
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 in one of the most thrilling scenes in dramatic history.
With the atmosphere of the Hedgerow Theatre setting the stage for this thriller, come see what lurks in the shadows of great drama.
“…a vulnerable woman discovering unexpected resources that allow her to turn the tables on her assailants is still the main draw…goosepimply climax…a gripping finish.” —The Los Angeles Times.
“…reminds CGI-infected audiences that a few shadows, a shiny knife, and compelling characters can still go a long way to create suspense…WAIT UNTIL DARK earns its climax through enthralling, layered characters.” —Entertainment Weekly.