Cary Players Season Opener: Wait Until Dark


Cary, NC- Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as Cary Players opens its 13th season with Frederick Knott’s spine-tingling drama, Wait until Dark.

Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark first appeared on Broadway in 1966 starring Lee Remick in the leading role of Susy Hendrix, a blind New York City housewife who is threatened by three evil con-men in search of drugs they believe were inadvertently hidden in her apartment. Movie audiences may recall Audrey Hepburn in the film version of the story.  Cary Players is delighted to have Kirsten Ehlert, an award-winning triangle actress, in the role the vulnerable, yet resourceful Susy. Veteran performer Larry Evans takes on the role of Roat, a relentless villain and leader of the gang who meet their match with the quick-thinking Susy.

The Cast

Director Tim Wiest guides the cast which also features Jonathan King and Del Flack as con-men Talman and Carlino. Maddie David, a student at Endeavor Charter School, plays the street-smart Gloria, and Jason Zimmerman fills the role of Sam, Susy’s husband.

Tina Vance has designed an elaborate unit set featuring a Greenwich Village basement apartment, which will be filled with creative props crafted by Wil Deedler. Rachel McKay is designing the costumes, and Hair and Make-Up is under the direction of Ali Short-Stroh.  Designer, Liz Dressler will light (and darken) the stage!

The Cary Players have an extensive season planned included a return of It’s A Wonderful Life in December, Love Bits and Bites back by popular demand at the Page-Walker for two weekends in February and the musical Legally Blonde will conclude the season in April.


  • Fridays and Saturdays, September 26 & 27 and October 3 & 4 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 28 and October 5 at 3:00 pm

The matinee on October 5th will be Audio Described by Arts Access for the visually impaired.


  • Adults: $20; Seniors & Students: $18
  • Groups of 20+: $17 – Please call the Cary Arts Center box office for group sales (919) 469-4069.

For more information visit caryplayers.org or email info@caryplayers.org.


CaryCitizen is sponsored in part by Thai Spices & Sushi, located in Preston Corners.

2 replies
  1. Cynthia P. Barnett
    Cynthia P. Barnett says:

    This should be a great performance. I well remember the movie with Audrey Hepburn. One of the most suspenseful ever–I loved it!!! All the best to the Cary thespians. Break several legs!

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