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FEBRUARY 9 - 26

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A Red Hot Thriller

WAIT UNTIL DARK

By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

A white-knuckle thriller, woven with secret identities, a seedy diamond smuggling ring, murder, and a deadly cat-and-mouse game.    In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of ruthless con men  who are searching for a missing doll used to smuggle diamonds into the country.   The mystery begins to unravel when the doll goes missing and a woman is found murdered.  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 the chilling conclusion.  A rare experience in the theater, a true thriller with a gripping, jump-out-of-your-seat climax that will leave you sleeping with the lights on!

What the critics are saying:

“A roller coaster ride, one that leaves the audieince giddy from terror.”  TheaterMania

“A Tense thriller!”   NY World-Telegram & Sun

“What a gripping finish!”  LA Times

WAIT UNTIL DARK

STARRING:

 

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Susy Hendrix……………SHANNA BERRY

Sam Hendrix…………….OLIVER FIGUEROA

Mike Talman…………….MARK ANDERSON

Harry Roat……………….RAY WILLS*

Sgt. Carlino……………..MICHAEL PARKER

Gloria……………………..MAGGIE TYNER

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:                       

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association

SHANNA BERRY (Susy Hendrix)  After relocating from Chicago, Shanna made her Wichita Forum Theatre debut in Lend Me A Tenor as Maggie; followed by Hallie in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Cindy Barnes in Hands on A Hard Body. While in Chicago, she received accolades from critics for her portrayal of Janet Weiss in Rocky Horror Picture Show.  In Chicago, she received improvisational training from and performed alongside Second City instructors.  She was featured in local commercials in 2015, airing during The Voice and Saturday Night Live.  Shanna recently completed work in the feature film entitled Mount Hopeless.   When not acting, she plays bass guitar and sings in the band Pork ‘n Beans.

*RAY WILLS (Roat)  has appeared on Broadway in The Producers, Wonderful Town, Big, and Anna Karenina.  His many television credits include Law and Order, Law and Order Criminal Intent, and Law and Order SVU, and a recurring role on The Guiding Light.  Films include Nixon and Pootie Tang.  At the Forum Theatre Company has been seen in almost a dozen shows at the Forum Theatre, including Driving Miss Daisy, Man of La Mancha, Deathtrap, and Side by Side by Sondheim.  He currently teaches at Newman University and Butler Community College, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN

Written by ERIC COBLE

Directed by – KATHRYN PAGE HAUPTMAN

Production Stage Manager – MICHAEL MAYNARD

Set Design – BEN JUHNKE

Lighting Design – SEAN ROBERSON

Costume Design – KATHRYN PAGE HAUPTMAN

Property Design and Set Decoration – AARON PROFIT

Sound Design – ADAM AKERS