Wait Until Dark

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Writers: Frederick Knott

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, child, early teen characters

Synopsis

Frederick Knott's thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her sightless world, and the crooks signal each other with light through the Venetian blinds.

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