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Wait Until Dark (Hatcher)

Wait Until Dark (Hatcher)
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Biz Bestseller!
Author: Frederick Knott
Adapted by: Jeffrey Hatcher
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service (cover may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 63
Pub. Date: 2015
Edition: Acting
ISBN-10: 0822232057
ISBN-13: 9780822232056
Cast Size: 2 female, 4 male

About the Play:

Wait Until Dark is a full-length mystery drama adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Frederick Knott. When a blind woman living in New York City's iconic Greenwich Village finds herself terrorized by a trio of men, she's in a desperate situation – until she discovers her blindness might just prove to be her secret weapon.

Wait Until Dark is a gripping thriller from the author of Dial 'M' for Murder. Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's classic, edge-of-your-seat, thriller, giving it a new setting. In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion. Frederick Knott's play inspired a film of the same name and multiple Broadway productions, earning Tony and Academy Award nominations for many of the actors involved. This adaptation is sure to turn down the lights and turn up the thrills.

Wait Until Dark adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher premiered in 2013 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. The play enjoyed widespread acceptance among leading regional theatres, and has become a popular choice for school and community theatre productions.

Cast: 2 female, 4 male

What people say:

"…a vulnerable woman discovering unexpected resources that allow her to turn the tables on her assailants is still the main draw … goosepimply climax … a gripping finish." — The Los Angeles Times

"[Hatcher is] unafraid to recognize that the plot machinations can be baldly apparent, so [his] take is not unlike those repurposed urban spaces that retain the visible industrial pipes and paraphernalia as a design statement. While the audience may well see some of the twists coming, that anticipation becomes a part of the thriller mechanism, adding a meta-tinge that lends some ersatz contemporary fizz … satisfyingly tense, evergreen clever, with gratifying thematic undercurrents." — The Hollywood Reporter

"…reminds CGI-infected audiences that a few shadows, a shiny knife, and compelling characters can still go a long way to create suspense … Wait Until Dark earns its climax through enthralling, layered characters." — Entertainment Weekly

About the Playwright:

Jeffrey Hatcher is an award-winning American writer for stage, screen, and television. He grew up in Ohio before attending New York University to study acting. After a brief career on stage, he turned his attention to writing. His many award-winning plays, original and adaptations, have been performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in theatres around the world.

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