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GSC Theatre to Present Wait Until Dark, Show Opens Wednesday

09-28-2015

The Gordon State College Theatre will present Wait Until Dark with the show opening Wednesday.

Forty-seven years after Wait Until Dark premiered on Broadway, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted Frederick Knott's 1966 original, giving it a new setting.

In 1944 Greenwich Village, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller's chilling conclusion.  Replete with physical combat, surprise corpses, knife-throws and plot-twists, this production is sure to thrill.

This production of Wait Until Dark features Gordon State College students onstage and Lisa Cesnik- Ferguson, assistant professor of theatre, in her directorial debut. 

Ferguson recently joined the GSC faculty after operating the Rose of Athens Theatre, a professional theatre in Athens, for nearly 10 years.

Tony Pearson, associate professor of theatre, will dazzle with his scenic designs and lighting. Additionally, an artistic partnership with one of the best fight directors in the Southeast brings the talents of Mercer University’s Scot Mann to the production.

The cast includes (in order of appearance):

Carlino .................................................................. Cameron Johnson
Roat / Old Roat ................................................. Donovan Dickinson
Susan ........................................................................ Maleah Hatcher
Lisa / Liciana .......................................................... Shannon Krenek
Sam ............................................................................. Kwame Fuller
Mike ...................................................................... Christian Madura
Gloria .................................................................... Amanda Ventress

Also, in a late night treat – No Shame Theatre is back by popular demand, directly following the Friday, Nov. 6 performance of Wait Until Dark, at 10:30 p.m.

Join drama club members who will facilitate this original work which opened the GSC Theatre season in September. No Shame Theatre is made up of audience volunteers who bring their own, original creations to share.

“No Shame Theatre exceeded all of our expectations and our second production this year, Wait Until Dark, will both frighten and rivet our audiences,” Ferguson said.

Wait Until Dark will be presented Nov. 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. on the stage of the GSC Fine Arts Theater.

Tickets are available at the door and are $7 for adults; $6 for those over 60; $5 for non-Gordon students, and $4 each for groups of 10 or more

For additional information visit www.gordonstate.edu/art-science/theatre