The Tyler Civic Center hosts the show “Wait Until Dark” written by Frederick Knott.
It is directed by Tyler’s own Mike Hargrove, the first thriller he’s directed.
With a cast of eight actors/actresses and a support staff of eight people, this show began with
its first read through September 24, and auditions a week prior to that. Auditions are open for anyone.
“I want the audience to be a little tense,” Hargrove said.
Hargrove’s overall vision for this show is to tell a good story.
This PG13 show takes place during the 1960s in Greenwich Village, N.Y. A professional photographer and his blind wife, through a series of events, stumble across a child’s doll that contains heroin within it. The “bad guys,” who are the owners of the doll, “go through a series of cons and misleading identities lies and trickery to find out where the doll is.”
“It’s a good old fashioned thriller,” said Jeff Olver, 28, of Homesdale, Pa. who plays Mr. Roat, the main villain.
With the perfect time of year for a theatre thriller, Lexie Rains, 15, who plays Gloria, Susy’s pesky neighbor, describes it perfectly with three words: interesting, provocative, and suspenseful.
Show dates are Oct. 26-27 and Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm. while Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 performances are at 2:30 pm. Tickets are being sold now. Students pay $15 and adults pay $18. On opening nights, Friday the 26 and Saturday the 27, if a student presents a valid ID, tickets will only be $12.
Tyler’s Live Theatre Thriller will be an exciting, intriguing and thrilling ride. But “be careful who you trust,” Rains, said.