Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott

Cast of Characters

Susy Hendrix

Sam Hendrix

Mike Talman

Sgt. Carlino

Harry Roat


2 Policemen


Place: A basement apartment in Greenwich Village

Director Douglas C Shaffer

Set Designer  Scott A Jones

July 23 - 25, 2020 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) 8pm

July 26, 2020 (Sunday) 3pm

Tickets $12.00 online

$15.00 at the door

General Admission

Box office opens 30 minutes prior

Performances held at: 

Columbus Dance Theatre

592 E Main St

Columbus OH 43215

For more information, please call 614-219-9335

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Wait Until Dark is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 

When Sam Hendrix carries a doll across the Canada-US border,

 he sets off a chain of events that will lead to a terrifying ordeal for his blind wife, Susy. The doll was stuffed with heroin and when it cannot be located, its owner, a Mr. Roat, stages a piece of theatre in an attempt to recover it. He arranges for Sam to be away from the house for a day and then has two con men, Mike Talman and a Mr. Carlito, alternately encourage or scare Susy into telling them where the doll is hidden. Talman pretends to be an old friend of Sam's while Carlito pretends to be a police officer. Despite their best efforts they make little headway as Susy has no idea where the doll might be, leading Mr. Roat to take a somewhat more violent approach to getting the information from her.