DHS Performs ‘Wait Until Dark’

Play opens tonight. Seniors can get see free matinee Friday.

A group of Deerfield High School theater students will perform the Frederick Knott play, “Wait Until Dark,” at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday in the Studio Theater. Tickets are $7.

In addition to the evening performance, there will be staging for seniors at 12:30 Friday. Tickets and parking for that event are free.

The 1967 thriller is a battle of wits Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded Greenwich Village housewife in New York City and Harry Roat, a career criminal who is not above murder to achieve his goals.

The story is centered around a doll filled with heroine which was unknowingly smuggled into the United States from Canada by a woman since killed. Hendrix, not knowing the doll’s contents, had already given it to a young neighbor.

Hendrix launches a counter plat against Roat and his cohorts. The play was made into a movie a year later starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin.

The play is being directed by Theater Director Susan Gorman with assistance from students Eli Singer and Alyssa Robin.

Cast members are Danny Ferber, Josh Joseph, Matt Gold, Adam Kaz, Louie Diaz, Sammy Ferber, Jen Coren, Eva Friedman, Nick Roseth, Chris Ryan, Tali Eisenstadt, Mari Hattenbach, Emma Bertand, Alex Gordon, Gabrielle Browdy and Jonah Hirsch. The costumer is Rachel Kreisman.

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richard fitswell October 10, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Great movie too. from wikipedia: Wait Until Dark (1967) is a suspense-thriller film directed by Terence Young and produced by Mel Ferrer. It stars Audrey Hepburn as a young blind woman, Alan Arkin as a violent criminal searching for some drugs, and Richard Crenna as another criminal, supported by Jack Weston, Julie Herrod, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.. The screenplay by Robert Carrington and Jane-Howard Carrington is based on the stage play of the same name by Frederick Knott. Hepburn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (losing to Katharine Hepburn), and Zimbalist was nominated for a Golden Globe in the supporting category. The film is ranked #55 on AFI's 2001 100 Years…100 Thrills list, and its climax is ranked tenth on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.[3] In an effort to duplicate the suspense on screen, movie theaters dimmed their lights to their legal limits, then turned them off one by one until each light on-screen was shattered, resulting in the theater being plunged into complete darkness
giovanni Diaz October 11, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Louie as harry roat! the best :)


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