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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Wait Until Dark

Naked Goddess Productions invites you into the depths of the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive to experience a live suspense/thriller called Wait Until Dark.

When I first walked in, I was impressed with the set design, prepared by John R. Taylor and consisting of the inside of what appears to be a basement level suite. When the scene begins, the tension is immediate as we witness what looks like someone breaking in and entering the apartment suite. Not only that, but mere minutes afterwards, another character trespasses onto the property. Who are these people? What are they doing here? Suspense - check!

What unravels before us is a con game that features a phony detective, a treasured doll, a few opening night mishaps (lighting, messed up lines), a precocious child, a murder, and a blind woman.

Based on the 1967 Audrey Hepburn thriller film of the same name, check out  Frederick Knott's period-piece stageplay-noir Wait Until Dark on now at the Havana Theatre until March 12.

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