Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm at the Alden Theatre
Sep 14, 2004
- Sep 30, 2004
Presented by special
arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
A show that is taut, suspenseful and thrilling, a masterpiece of atmospheric terror. Even if you've seen the movie, the play still packs a wallop.
New Yorker Sam Hendrix has returned from a business trip with a doll given to him by a stranger in the hopes he will deliver it to a sick girl in the hospital. He misplaces the doll, though, which is unfortunate, since it actually contains quite a lot of heroin, which a trio of bad guys are eager to have back.
They plan an elaborate scheme to get the doll, which they assume must be somewhere in Sam's apartment. The fact that Sam's wife, Susy, is blind only helps matters: They wait until Sam is gone, then come in and deceive the blind woman.