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'Wait Until Dark,' an adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher of Frederick Knott's original play with the same title, begins Jan. 10

COURTESY PHOTO: TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - Lakewood Theatre Company's 'Wait Until Dark' begins Jan. 10.Murder, secret identities and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for a tale that will have you sleeping with the lights on. Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 67th season of live theater with "Wait Until Dark" directed by Nancy McDonald.

The play, an adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher of Frederick Knott's original play with the same title, begins Jan. 10, continuing through Feb. 16 with 7:30 p.m. shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sundays at 7 p.m. and select Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There will also be one Wednesday evening performance Jan. 29.

"Wait Until Dark" will be performed on the main stage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. Tickets are $34 for adults, $32 for seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. Call the box office at 503-635-3901 or visit lakewood-center.org.COURTESY PHOTO: TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - Taylor Jean Grady plays Susan in Lakewood Theatre Company's production of 'Wait Until Dark' opening Jan. 10 and continuing through Feb. 16.

At the Wednesday, Jan. 29 performance the theater will continue its WOW: 25-35 program. For audience goers 35 and under, tickets are priced at $25 each. Use the code WOW25 when ordering tickets online to get this special discount. At the performance there will be a complimentary wine tasting one hour before curtain courtesy of Jones of Washington.

"Wait Until Dark" is set in 1944 Greenwich Village where Susan (Taylor Jean Grady), a blind woman, lives with her husband Sam (Daniel Zubrinsky) in a basement apartment. While away on business Sam unknowingly smuggles a peculiar doll into his home after a trip to Philadelphia. But when the doll goes missing, a woman is murdered and a mystery begins to unravel that leaves Susan tangled up with a ruthless con man. A battle of wits ensues, and light becomes dark, as the tables are turned in a deadline game of cat and mouse — all leading to a jump out of your seat finish.COURTESY PHOTO: TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - Paul Angelo plays a con man in Lakewood Theatre Company's thriller 'Wait Unti Dark' opening Jan. 10.

"Wait Until Dark" ensemble cast also includes Paul Angelo, Mario Calcagno, Lana Sage and Stan Yeen.

LTC's production is directed by Nancy McDonald, the assistant director is Laurence Overmire, the stage manager is PJ Harris, scenic design is by John Gerth, sound design is by Marcus Storey, lighting design is by Nate and Juniper Zwainlesk, costume design is by Margaret Chapman, fight choreography is by Daniel Zubrinsky, vision loss consultant is Megan Jolly, properties design is by Grady Penna and the producer is Steve Knox.

For tickets visit lakewood-center.org or call 503-635-3901.


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