Wait Until Dark

by  Frederick Knott

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m, 2f

A West End and Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. "WAIT UNTIL DARK is a tense thriller." —NY World-Telegram & Sun. "…a first rate shocker… the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." —NY Post.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

Additional Info

Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it a new setting. In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. 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.
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Reviews

Notting Hill Gate, London. A sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll to the home of Sam Henderson and his blind wife, Susy and set about trying to retrieve it. They start an elaborate scam to persuade Susy to hand it over, but Susy, it seems, is no easy target.

Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time.

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A basement flat

Casting

6m, 2f
M6 (20s, 30s) F2 (12, 30)
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