Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Upcoming: Wait Until Dark, Way Off Broadway Community Players, Leander, November 12 - December 4

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Way Off Broadway Community Players Leander

Wait Until Dark WOBCP Leander Texaspresent

Frederick Knott's

Wait Until Dark

Directed by Christien Bumpus

WOBCP stage at Building 4, 11880 W. FM 2243 in Leander, TX, between US 183 and Bagdad Road.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Nov. 12 - Dec. 4, and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. on Nov. 21.

As usual, on opening nights patrons are invited to join the cast and crew for hors d'oeuvres and champagne.

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent.

The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two.

Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends. A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene.

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