"Wait Until Dark" to open May 8th
20 Cent Fiction, UMass Dartmouth's off-beat production company, will perform Fredrick Knott's chilling thriller
20 Cent Fiction, UMass Dartmouth's off beat Production Company, which in addition to an annual production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, also produces a spring and fall production, will be performing Fredrick Knott's chilling thriller "Wait Until Dark" on the UMass Dartmouth stage.
In Knott's play, housewife Susy Hendrix is left alone in her basement apartment after her husband is called out on a photo shoot. Unknown to her, she is also in possession of a doll which is filled with heroine. Mr. Harry Roat, the dolls owner, with the help of two hired henchmen attempts to con Susy into giving them the doll. When their attempts fail, Roat is driven to more extreme measures to acquire the doll.
Director Chris Donovan has acted, been a stage manager, and is currently president of the organization, but this is his first time attempting directing. He says, "It's been an interesting and completely unique experience, the cast has been nothing but dedicated and wonderful, and we've put together a great show as a result."
Dovovan also mentioned his excitement for the final scene of the show, he explains, "Without giving too much away, the audience will get an idea of what it's like to be Susy."
Adelaide Hopkins, who plays Susy, explains, "It's going to be really intense, I want the audience to feel Susy's frustration and fear."
The cast comprised entirely of UMass Dartmouth students includes Adelaide Hopkins as Susy Hendrix, Bill Levasseur as Harry Roat, Evan DeMarzo as Mike Talman, and David Jackson as Sergeant Carlino.
"Wait Until Dark" will be presented in the UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, Ma 02747. The show will open on Thursday May 8th, and close Sunday May 11th. Performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be at 8pm. The Sunday performance will be at 2pm. Tickets will be $5 for students, $7 for seniors, and $10 for general admission.
Running time is approximately 2 hours with a 10-minute intermission. Tickets will be sold the nights of the show, a half hour before the doors open. For more information please e-mail 20CentWaitUntilDark@Gmail.com
For more information about 20 Cent Fiction, please visit their website at www.20CentFiction.org.
Author: "Chris Donovan"
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