January 20 – February 6, 2016
Recently-blinded Susan faces a dark night of the soul and the fight of her life in the thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK, presented by the Resident Ensemble Players (REP) January 20 through February 6 at the Roselle Center for the Arts, Newark, Delaware. Tickets are $23- $29, with discounts for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rep.udel.edu, by phone at (302) 831-2204, or in person at the Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Rd., Newark, Monday through Friday from noon until 5:00 p.m.
A murderous game of cat and mouse begins when criminal mastermind Harry Roat discovers that his big score has gone missing. Unbeknownst to Susan and her husband Sam, Roat’s treasure has mistakenly fallen into their possession. Or has it? Sam leaves town on business as Susan, still adjusting to her own personal darkness, suddenly finds herself at the center of Roat’s nefarious plan in this edge-of-your-seat drama. The original play was the inspiration for the classic Audrey Hepburn film of the same name. Adapter Jeffrey Hatcher sets this version in 1944 New York City, enhancing the noir feel of a Hitchcock-style chiller.
“This is actually a story of great courage,” says Michael Gotch, REP company member and director of the production. “The suspenseful, frightening, heart-pounding machinations in the play are all at the service of telling a story about this amazing woman who discovers that she is creative and daring enough to face what may be the greatest challenge of her life. It’s a very inspirational, come-from-behind, underdog story that gives a lot of hope. We live in an age where there’s a good deal of fear and uncertainty about our own safety. This story reinforces that each of us really has more strength than we think we do and that we can face those fears head-on, with our eyes wide open (whether we can see out of those eyes or not) and find the determination and bravery to overcome those terrors.”