Wait Until Dark



October 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, & 27th, 2018 at 6:30pm

October 21st & 28th, 2018 at 1:30pm

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Mike TalmanFrank Jaramillo
Sgt. CarlinoFrank Siebke
Harry Roat, Jr.Michael Tennant
Suzy HendrixPaola Andrea Cifuentes
Sam Hendrix – Nick Carter
Gloria – Hailee Tennant


Director / Producer: Michael Tennant
Stage Manager:  Danni Garcia
Technical Assistant:  Nick Carter
Intern, The:  Mattea Leigh

Wait Until Dark

By Frederick Knott


A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman’s murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

Dinner Options

Tickets are $40 each and include a three-course dinner.  Menu selections for the evening include Salmon with a Chipotle Rub, Roast Beef with a Bordelaise Sauce, and Rosemary Garlic Chicken. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available upon request.


Mike Talman – mid 20’s to 40’s.  Mike is a professional con man.  He has spent time in jail and has pulled many cons with Carlino.  Talman is a good liar.  He should be very likable and charismatic, but with a dark side.  Through a crisis of conscience, he isn’t sure he can follow through with the plan.

Sgt. Carlino – 30’s to 50’s. Carlino is Mike’s partner, but he’s not as likable as Mike.  He is older, and physically out of shape. He is a follower, not a leader. You get the feeling he does not like what he does, but doesn’t know how to do anything else.   Roat has given him this name for the purposes of this con.

Harry Roat, Jr. – 30’s to 50’s.  Roat is a very creepy sociopathic con man who we know is capable of murder.  He is a ‘loose cannon’ that reacts suddenly, violently and without conscience.  He is the ringleader of this con.

Suzy Hendrix – 25 to 35.  Suzy is married to Sam.  Recently blinded in a car accident, Suzy is still adjusting to her blindness.  She is very likable with a good sense of humor, and a strong need for independence, but she relies heavily on Sam.  She is a perfectionist.  She is small in stature and physically vulnerable.  She does not get along well with Gloria.

Sam Hendrix – 28 to 40.  Sam is married to Suzy.  He is a professional photographer and a former Marine.  He is very organized.  He is kindly, trustworthy and almost fatherly toward Suzy.  He also interacts very well with Gloria.

Gloria – 10 to 13.  Gloria is the upstairs neighbor to Suzy and Sam.  Sam has been paying her to help Suzy with chores and shopping.  She doesn’t have much experience around adults other than Sam and Suzy.  She is very independent and doesn’t like to be told what to do.  She acts out when upset.

Police Officer #1 & #2 – 20’s to 40’s, These officers are self-assured and trustworthy characters.