When a recently blinded woman meets a sinister con man, the thrills begin in Frederick Knott’s drama, Wait Until Dark. Playing in the intimate space of Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre from October 12 through 28, you are bound to be on the edge of your seat.
Curtain Call veteran David Klein (STAMFORD) leads a cast that features, from STAMFORD: Rebecca Judelson as Suzy, Bob Kolb as Policeman, Hannah Nekritz as Gloria, Mark Rosetti as Roat, David Pollard as Sam and Marc Ursone as Policeman; from NORWALK: Rick Harrington as Mike Talman and Tom Petrone as Sgt. Carlino.
"This play has long been a favorite of mine - I love the suspense and the well-defined characters - it's a fabulous show for the director and actors to work on," said Lou Ursone, Curtain Call's executive director and producer for this play. The biggest obstacle this play presents is for the leading actress to play a blind woman. "Rebecca has worked very hard at making this real - her blindness, that is." Ursone said. "But it's not just Rebecca that has to make the blindness work. The entire cast has to believe it as well," he added.
This Broadway hit (and later a successful movie), was described by the New York Post as “a first-rate shocker…the suspense drama we’ve long awaited"
"Everybody's frightened of something," says the leading con-man and psychopath, but being afraid of the dark is not one of them for the recently blinded leading lady.
And underestimating her is what provides some of the major twists and turns in this production.
In addition to Klein, the rest of the creative team includes Peter Barbieri, Jr. (NORWALK) handling the production design with Megan Latte Ormond (STAMFORD) designing costumes. The stage management team is led by Joe Vitti (STAMFORD) with Carol Foley (NORWALK) and Jess Rodi (GUILFORD) assisting.
Wait Until Dark is Curtain Call's first show in The Dressing Room Theatre this season. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm. Seating in The Dressing Room Theatre is cabaret-style and features a Bring Your Own Everything format. Doors open one hour before show time. Tickets are $29 for adults, $22 for senior citizens and $14.50 for students and children. Thrifty Thursday pricing: All seats $20. Five, seven and ten-ticket FLEX PASSES are also available which offer up to 25% off the aforementioned prices. Tickets are available online at www.curtaincallinc.com or by calling 203-461-6358.
Following Wait Until Dark will be: Bittersuite:Songs of More Experience playing November 8 through 18; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat playing November 16 through December 15 and A Merry Mulberry Street Musical playing November 29 through December 16. The new year continues with two more interactive murder mysteries, two Monday Night Musical concert readings of new shows, cabaret performances by Frank Mastrone and Michael Jovavich, plus the following full-scale productions: Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest, A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Oklahoma, The Dixie Swim Club and Legally Blonde.
Curtain Call is the nonprofit, professionally-run, community-based theatre company in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue in Stamford. Year-round productions and educational workshops are presented by and for area residents in The Kweskin Theatre and The Dressing Room Theatre. Curtain Call was voted Fairfield County’s BEST LOCAL THEATRE GROUP 2005 through 2012 in the Annual Readers’ Poll of The Fairfield County Weekly as well as BEST LOCAL THEATRE by StamfordPlus magazine for the past five years and as BEST VENUE by Stamford Magazine readers.. Curtain Call also received The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Culture and Tourism for 2011 and in a recent Facebook poll, was noted as the most popular theatre in Connecticut and second most favorite attraction in the state.