A group of Deerfield High School theater students will perform the Frederick Knott play, “Wait Until Dark,” at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday in the Studio Theater. Tickets are $7.
In addition to the evening performance, there will be staging for seniors at 12:30 Friday. Tickets and parking for that event are free.
The 1967 thriller is a battle of wits Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded Greenwich Village housewife in New York City and Harry Roat, a career criminal who is not above murder to achieve his goals.
The story is centered around a doll filled with heroine which was unknowingly smuggled into the United States from Canada by a woman since killed. Hendrix, not knowing the doll’s contents, had already given it to a young neighbor.
Hendrix launches a counter plat against Roat and his cohorts. The play was made into a movie a year later starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin.
The play is being directed by Theater Director Susan Gorman with assistance from students Eli Singer and Alyssa Robin.
Cast members are Danny Ferber, Josh Joseph, Matt Gold, Adam Kaz, Louie Diaz, Sammy Ferber, Jen Coren, Eva Friedman, Nick Roseth, Chris Ryan, Tali Eisenstadt, Mari Hattenbach, Emma Bertand, Alex Gordon, Gabrielle Browdy and Jonah Hirsch. The costumer is Rachel Kreisman.