FAYETTEVILLE — Auditions for the Historic Fayette Theater’s 2019 fall show, “Wait Until Dark,” are scheduled for Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Roles are available for four adult males and one adult female and one young girl, aged 12 -14.
"Wait Until Dark" is a story in which a sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered, the situation becomes more urgent.
The con man and the former convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two.
Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls, she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.
Show dates are Sept. 20-22, Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6.
Those also interested in behind the scenes work such as costuming, set construction, lighting and sound are invited to attend auditions and speak with the director.