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BYU Theatre’s Wait Until Dark Offers Thrills and Chills this October

Join TMA For Halloween Showing of 1960’s Classic Thriller

Looking for a spooky way to spend Halloween? Come watch TMA’s production of “Wait Until Dark” this October. Adapted from the play by Frederick Knott and directed by BYU professor David Morgan, this thriller is complete with a suspenseful storyline and a chilling conclusion you won’t want to miss. The show opens October 13 and runs through the end of the month, with a late night showing at 10 pm on Halloween night.

Set in 1966, the show centers on Susy Hendrix who has recently been blinded in an accident. The plot begins as Susy is terrorized by three con artists in her Greenwich Village apartment. Throughout the play, she learns that her blindness may not be a setback, but the key to her escape. Susy’s plan is delayed as all must wait until dark for the story’s conclusion.

“‘Wait Until Dark’ is one of those theatre classics that has stood the test of time and continues to delight audiences year after year because of the great script writing and clever staging. There’s an element of excitement in watching how the character Susy maneuvers the world she is forced to inhabit and her survival techniques in a situation which is at once terrifying and exhilarating. It is a true thriller for the Halloween holiday,” said director David Morgan.

The cast will offer post-show discussions after the showings on October 19 and 26.

An ASL interpretation of the production will take place on October 26. Parents should note that the production is intended for ages 12 and up.

Tickets and Show Details

Dates & Times: 
October 13–14, 17–21, 24–28 | 7:30 p.m.
October 14, 21, 28 | 2:00 p.m.
October 31 | 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Location: West Campus Studio Theatre

Price: $15-18

Tickets: Available online at BYU tickets 

Susy (Malin Glade) surrounded, left to right, by con-men Roat (Parley Lambert), Mike (Daniel Summerstay) and Carlino (Hunter Aro). Photo courtesy BYU Photo.