Wait Until Dark

By Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Directed by Emily Rogge Tzucker

Audition Dates: November 29 & 30 @ 7pm



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.

January 30 – March 10

March 11 - 26

Available roles:

Susan Hendrix (20s - 30s)– a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for the heroin hidden in a doll, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered.

Harry Roat Jr. (30s - 40s) – Leader of a trio of criminals set on doing whatever it takes to recover the doll filled with heroin and become rich.

Mike Talman (30s - 40s) – One of the three cohorts, Mike poses as an old friend of Sam Hendrix to gain Susy’s trust.

Sgt. Carlino (30s - 40s) – The last of the three criminals, he poses as an NYPD officer as part of the plot to recover the doll.

Sam Hendrix (30s) – Susy’s husband

Gloria (12-14) – Susy’s next-door neighbor who steals the doll in question but later returns it to Susy.

What to Prepare:

You will be asked to read sides from the play for this audition. Please fill out the audition form to find the link to the prepared audition sides. 

Except where historical significance, age, gender or racial specificity are required by the narrative, all actors will be considered for open roles regardless of gender identity, age or race. While casting decisions are subjective and driven by the vision of the director and the creative team, Civic Theatre is committed to a diverse and inclusive cast, crew and staff whenever possible.

Vaccination Policy:

At this time, we are not accepting auditions from individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

It is the policy of Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre that all Regular Employees, Volunteer Company Members, contractors and adjunct staff at Civic will receive the COVID-19 vaccination, any necessary boosters and any other vaccination deemed to prevent disease that would pose a significant risk to the ongoing operations of the company or the health of patrons, volunteers and staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made, if practical, for sincerely held religious objections or in the event that medical circumstances indicate that vaccination is inadvisable.

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