Wait Until Dark
the mystery thriller by Frederick Knott
Director: Sharon Dykstra
Producer: Jo Ann Warren
Performance Dates: April 1 – 16, 2016
AUDITIONS by appointment
To be held at the Theatre – 400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill
Thursday, January 7 – 7pm – 10pm
Friday, January 8 – 7pm – 10pm
Callbacks Sunday, January 10 – 7pm
A classic! A sinister con man and two ex-convicts, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in a murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. In the end, Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver, in the dark, until the game ends.
Susy Hendrix: 28 Recently blinded in an accident and still learning to function without sight. More able in her abilities than she gives herself credit for.
Sam Hendrix: early to mid 30’s Susy’s husband. Professional photographer. A confident man, always encouraging his wife with her abilities.
Mike Talman: 30’s – 40’s A small time con man. Partner to Carlino. Not as rough, but smarter than Carlino.
Carlino: Late 40’s and up. A small time con man. Partner to Mike Talman. Very rough but not too smart.
Harry Roat: 40’s and up A ruthless criminal who masterminds the plot against Susy. Has zero conscience.
Gloria: 9 years old. A spirited young neighbor and friend of Sam and Susy. Sensitive but very street smart.
Two Police Officers: Small roles open to men of any age. Looking for two male actors who are quick moving and confident in their roles. Must also be willing to assist with stage management backstage.
• Auditions are by appointment and will last 10 minutes and must be pre-booked.
• You are asked to present a one-to-two minute monologue (comedic or dramatic), fully memorized and with character work.
• To obtain a copy of the script please contact the Producer. There is a $20 deposit which is returnable upon. return of the script in good condition.
Contact Info to book an appointment or borrow a script(please email):
Jo Ann Warren, Producer email@example.com
The Curtain Club is a non-profit, non-equity community theatre group. If you are cast in a show you must become a member of The Curtain Club. Membership fees are $10.00 for the season and are due no later than the first rehearsal.