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Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott
adapted by Jeffery Hatcher

Oct 12–28
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15    

Directed by Barry Wallace

 

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.

CONTENT ADVISORY:
This production contains mature language and themes that are not suitable for children.

Cast

  • Susan Hendrix: Raine Palmer
  • Sam Hendrix: Ryan Tomlinson
  • Carlino:Andrew Shipman
  • Mike: Steve Louis
  • Gloria: Eleni Johnson
  • Roat: Craig Smith

"…a vulnerable woman discovering unexpected resources that allow her to turn the tables on her assailants is still the main draw…goosepimply climax…a gripping finish."
The Los Angeles Times

"… reminds CGI-infected audiences that a few shadows, a shiny knife, and compelling characters can still go a long way to create suspense … WAIT UNTIL DARK earns its climax through enthralling, layered characters."
Entertainment Weekly


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Raising the Curtain on the Future

 


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TKD has been at 319 North Gay St. since 2005, where seating is limited to 50 or less, depending on set design.

We've outgrown our space and it's time to move!

Help raise the curtain on the future of TKD by making a contribution today!


Next Up ...

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
by Alvarez, Carleton, and FitzGerald
Nov 23–Dec 9, 2018

Directed by Courtney Woolard

Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. It's a madcap romp through the holiday season!

"Warning: If you see Every Christmas Story Ever Told, you'll never be able to watch Dickens' A Christmas Carol without laughing out loud."
— David Jacobson, Life Newspapers (Sacramento)

"A hilarious send-up of, well, every Christmas story ever told ... This is a highly recommended alternative to cut-and-dry Christmas offerings."
NUVO Indianapolis Arts and Entertainment

"The play accomplishes the small miracle of making all Christmas myths seem both utterly ridiculous and absolutely essential. Yes, Virginia, you can have your fruitcake and eat it, too."
— Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly

On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Jan 4–20, 2019

Directed by Candace Moore

On Golden Pond is a classic American comedic drama that's every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted off Broadway in 1978.

Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer are spending their 48th summer at their vacation home on Golden Pond, in the woods of Maine. Their delightful summer routine—fishing, picking strawberries, enjoying old mementoes, listening to the loons call—is given a bitterly comedic edge by Norman's unreliable memory and cantankerously morbid statements.

When their daughter Chelsea visits for Norman's 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill's teenage son, Billy Jr., the whole family must come to grips with Norman and Chelsea's mutual bitterness, while Norman blossoms with his chance to mentor young Billy.

The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that effortlessly illustrates the hilarious, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made.

"On Golden Pond is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson our theatre has found a fresh new voice."
NY Daily News

"…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…"
Variety

"What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!"
The New Yorker

 

Patron Testimonial

"We absolutely LOVED the show ... it was a delight, perfectly cast, costumed so well that additional sets were not needed, could have been an off Broadway production right here in K-ville. When I was in NYC in Dec., I saw 3 off Broadway shows which made me appreciate TKD even more ... including the venue! When I tell people that TKD is as good as NYC, I know what I am talking about!"
- L. Denton, Knoxville

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