Classic Thriller Wait Until Dark Opens at Lake Country Playhouse

(L to R) Randy Parrish, Brett Murphy, Daniel Robinson, Cindy Karch and Christa Kratzmeyer rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of Wait Until Dark at Lake Country Playhouse in Mineola.

Mary Barlow

The classic thriller Wait Until Dark will be the final regular production in the 2018 season at Mineola's Lake Country Playhouse.

Set in a basement apartment in New York City in the 1960s, the action revolves around the attempts of three thieves to retrieve a doll filled with heroin that had been unwittingly smuggled across the Canadian border. The characters are Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. While Sam is away, the three bad guys terrorize Susy and a neighbor's daughter as they try to get the doll. But Susy has a plan: Knowing nightfall will give her an edge, she must wait until dark to turn the tables.

The play opened on Broadway, and was also made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967.

Written by Frederick Knott, the play is directed by Brett Murphy-Weaver who is also in the cast. The production also features Cindy Karch, Daniel Robinson, Randy Parrish, Ricky Phelps, Christa Kratzmeyer and Kelly Weaver.

Performances are September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The box office will open one hour prior to each show. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Phone the box office at (903) 569-2300 for reservations.

Lake Country Playhouse presents all its shows at the Historic Select Theater, 114 North Johnson Street, Mineola.

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