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Auditions

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Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott
adapted by Jeffery Hatcher

 

Directed by Barry Wallace

Runs: Oct 12 – 28
Rehearsals: begin Sep 4

 

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Audition Times

  • Saturday, Sep 1, 3-5 pm
  • Sunday, Sep 2, 6-8 pm

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Available Roles

2 females, 4 males:

  • Susan (Female, 20's-30's) - Blind due to an accident. Married to Sam. Has an outward vulnerability but is determined to become more independent than Sam is allowing her to be. Possesses an inner strength that she has yet to fully tap into.
  • Sam (Male, 30's) - Susan's husband. A photographer, former soldier living with the aftermath of being in World War II and seeing too much. Wants to help Susan become more self-sufficient but sometimes doesn't know the difference between being supportive and sheltering.
  • Carlino (Male, 30'-40's) - A small-time thug, not in the best of shape, involved in a series of crimes out of his control. Is a good foot-soldier but not the best at thinking more than one step ahead.
  • Mike (Male, 30's-40's) - A disciplined, helpful war veteran who has stumbled into an intricate crime. He seems determined to protect the wife of his fellow soldier, but his actions and decisions may call his very identity into question.
  • Gloria (Female Child, 12-14yrs) - Young girl too smart for her own good. Likes to meddle and cause problems to gain the attention she does not get at home. Assists Susan with odd jobs around the apartment but must find a bravery within herself to help them both survive.
  • Roat (Male, 30's-40's) - Criminal leader, talented in mimicry and disguise. Knows how to succeed in a crime and how not to let anyone get in his way. Considers all others to be less intelligent than he is, and therefore all are easy marks.

Audition Requirements

  • No monologue is necessary. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A headshot and resume is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Please bring a detailed list of conflicts for September - October.

Synopsis

Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, 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.

"…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

"… 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

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