Performances of the Maysville Players’ production of “Wait Until Dark” begin February 15.
Directed by Mike Thomas, producing director for the local theatre company, performances of the thriller continue you through February 25 with curtain times at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
“I think we’ve got a great show set up that is sure to send some chills over the audience,” Thomas said. “February is a great time to settle back and figure out a good mystery.”
Tickets for the production are $15/adults, $12/seniors age 65 and above and $10/students 18 and under. The show is recommended for adult audiences. “Super Save Thursdays” offer all seats for only $10. These are non-reserved and may only be purchased at the Washington Opera House box office beginning one-hour prior to the 7 p.m. curtain. Tickets to all other performances can be reserved by calling (606) 564-3666 or purchased on-line at maysvilleplayers.net.
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original stage script by Frederick Knott, the plot of “Wait Until Dark” centers around a blind woman imperiled by a group of criminals who they believe holds a valuable possession in her Greenwich Village apartment. As the climax builds, the woman discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape.
The original play was turned into a feature film in 1968 that starred Alan Arkin and Audrey Hepburn in the leading roles.
“People of a certain age are apt to remember the movie,” Thomas said. “I remember seeing it and being freaked out a few times by what was happening on screen. We hope the same things happen with audiences for our production.”
Shelby Turkelson is featured in the leading role of Susan, the blind woman. She is supported by Mark Funk, David Jones, Steve Dobson, Marc Pawsat and Sydney Lilley.
“They are a terrifically talented cast,” Thomas said. “The script demands a lot of them.”
The Players next production will be the classic comedy “Harvey” by Mary Chase with performances April 19-29.
The Washington Opera House is located at 116 West Second Street in downtown Maysville.
For more information about the Maysville Players, visit www.maysvilleplayers.net.