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Kentwood Players presents
Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Kathy Dershimer
Produced by Jenny Boone
September 9 – October 15, 2016

Wait Until Dark is a suspenseful thriller set in 1944 Greenwich Village. Susan Hendrix, a blind, yet capable woman, is imperiled by a team of men in her own apartment. Aided by her difficult young neighbor Gloria, and Mike, her husband’s Marine buddy, Susan must fight for her life against ruthless criminals, led by a sociopath, Roat. The men believe she has a doll hidden somewhere in her apartment that is more than just a toy, and they do not want to play. As the tension builds, Susan discovers her blindness might be the key to her escape, but all must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion. This adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher of Frederick Knott’s 1966 Broadway original, premiered at the Geffen Playhouse in 2013.



Played by
Harry Roat, Jr ············ Harold Dershimer
Sgt. Carlino ············ Stanley Brown
Susan Hendrix ············ Samantha Barrios
Sam Hendrix ············ Ty Budde
Mike Talman ············ Brian Roach
Gloria ············ Ixchel Valiente


Who survives and who doesn't in Wait Until Dark’s deadly game of cat and mouse?
Susan has to depend on 14 year old Gloria to help her survive the darkness.
Mike works to comfort Susan as she questions her husband’s activities.
Throughout Roat’s torments, Susan struggles to stay strong and level the playing field.
The cast of Wait Until Dark
Photos by Shari Barrett


Westchester Playhouse
8301 Hindry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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