TAPA Announces the cast for WAIT UNTIL DARK
The Tillamook Association of the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce the cast for the upcoming production of “Wait Until Dark”. Set in 1966, in Greenwich Village, in a basement apartment, the story is a suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife, Susy Hendrix. Independent and resourceful, Susy is learning to cope with her blindness, which resulted from a recent accident. She is aided by her difficult, slightly unreliable young neighbor Gloria with whom she has an exasperated but lovingly maternal relationship. Susy’s life is changed by three criminals who believe she has hidden a doll used by them to smuggle heroin into the country. Unknown to Susy, her photographer husband Sam took the doll as a favor for a woman he met on an international plane flight and unwittingly brought the doll to the couple’s New York apartment when the woman became afraid of the customs officials. Alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, Susy must fight for her life against three criminals, led by the psychotic Harry Roat. The tension builds as Roat, aided by his thugs, impersonate police officers and friends of her husband in order to win Susy’s confidence, gaining access to her apartment to look for the doll. The climax of the play, a very physical confrontation between Susy and Roat in her dark kitchen, is a most memorable and frightening scene sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.