A new adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the play by Frederick Knott
Don’t let Susan Hendrix’s quaint apartment fool you; hidden within is a score for which thieves and con men would kill. Employing disguise and deception, two newly acquainted crooks become all the more desperate and depraved, but must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion. Frederick Knott’s play inspired a film of the same name and multiple Broadway productions, earning Tony and Academy Award nominations for many of the actors involved — including the film’s star, Audrey Hepburn. This adaptation, a Colorado premiere, captures the suspense of the original work in a new time and setting.
“A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene…a tense thriller” –NY World Telegram
Wait Until Dark — Review
“Jessica Weaver is off the chart in Wait Until Dark. Weaver could not have been more blind on the FAC stage if she performed with a blindfold. She was every bit as vulnerable, as terrified, and as composed in the face of danger as her famous predecessors. If you haven’t seen Weaver in Wait Until Dark, don’t wait.” –Bill Wheeler Review
WAIT UNTIL DARK, THEN GET YOURSELF TO THE FAC
“The words that come to mind when I think of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s current production of Wait Until Dark: exciting, breath-taking, scary, macabre. Also insightful, dramatic, and smart. And funny. Creepy. Fast paced. Unrelenting. Cool.” –Kelly McAllister Review
BWW Review: FAC’s WAIT UNTIL DARK an Engrossing Thriller
“The climax…is magnificently staged and drew many horrified shrieks from unsuspecting audience members. So whether you’re into jump scares or slow-building tension, this show has something to tingle your spine.” –Broadway World Review
Feature on KCME’s Culture Zone
Thursday Preview, Oct. 15 | 7:30 p.m.
Thurs, Fri, Sat | 7:30 p.m.
Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.
NOTE: Oct 24 performance will be at 5 p.m. followed by third annual Halloween party — Dark Matter Bash
For reservations at Taste call (719) 634-5583
Not available for all performances.
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Students can purchase rush tickets 1 hour before the performance | $15
Specials & Add-Ons
Join us on Oct 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a pay-what-you-wish final dress rehearsal!
Backstage Tour & Talkback Session
Join us for a FREE guided backstage tour following the third Thursday performance (10/29) and a FREE talkback session following the final Sunday performance (11/1).
Dark Matter Bash
Join us on Saturday, October 24 for a Surreal Costume Party following the 5p performance of Wait Until Dark!
Cast + Credits
Susan Hendrix……..Jessica Weaver
(last seen as Mina in Dracula,for which she won the Gold for Best Actress in the Gazette’s Best of – also playwright who had work in Rough Writers)
(last seen here as Renfield in Dracula – voted “Star On The Rise” in Gazette’s Best of)
(LA-based actor/director; making his FAC debut)
(last seen here in Guys and Dolls and Mary Poppins, also a performer at the Colorado Renaissance Festival)
(last seen here as Jane Banks in Mary Poppins)
Sam………………..Kyle Dean Steffen
(Denver-based actor, last seen here as Peter in Prelude To A Kiss)
Scenic Design by Brian Mallgrave
(FAC debut, resident designer at Arvada Center – Henry Award Winner)
Lighting Design by Holly Anne Rawls
Costume Design by Janson Fangio
Sound Design by Alex Ruhlin
Properties Design by Tori Higgins
Fight Choreography by Benaiah Anderson
Directed by Scott RC Levy