WHAT: City Theatre of Independence presents “Wait Until Dark,” a dramatic thriller by Frederick Knott (1966), directed by Nino Casisi and presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 10-11; 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Dinner theater is 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Sermon Center Powerhouse Theatre, 201 N. Dodgion St., Independence.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $15. Call 815-325-7367, go to www.citytheatreofindependence.org or purchase at the door.

WHAT THE SHOW IS ABOUT: The con man Roat gets two ex-convicts, Talman and Carlino, to help him try to retrieve a doll from recently blinded housewife Susy, whose husband, Sam, had transported it across the Canadian border to their Greenwich Village apartment not knowing it had illicit drugs sewn inside. The woman who had convinced Sam to transport the doll is murdered, and while Sam is away on business the cons deceive Susy into thinking the police have implicated Sam and the doll is evidence. Susy refuses to reveal the doll's location and with the help of young neighbor girl Gloria realizes the charade. After Roat kills his associates, Susy decides to play by her own rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights, leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends (from dramatists.com).


Character: Actor

Mike Talman: Drew Jones

Sgt. Carlino: Eli Biesemeyer

Harry Roat: Joe Caronia

Susy Hendrix: Wanda Louise

Sam Hendrix: Khalid Johnson

Gloria: Caroline Jackson

Policeman: Dylan Bass