- $15 for one reserved ticket to Wait Until Dark (up to $30 value)
- When: select dates, October 9–19; choose a showtime upon checkout
- Where: The Footlight Players Theatre
- Seating: rows K–L
- Door time: one hour prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott and directed by Don Brandenburg, is suspense in its purest form. You might know it well from the acclaimed 1967 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, but the spine-tingling story acquires extra menace and seat-jumping surprise in its original home on the stage.
Suzy is a Greenwich Village housewife who has been recently blinded. Unbeknownst to her, somewhere in her apartment is a doll stuffed with the kind of contraband you won’t find at a Build-A-Bear Workshop. And there are some dangerous people looking for that doll, including the ruthless Harry Roat and his gang of goons who break into Suzy’s apartment to find it. With help from a little girl who lives upstairs, Suzy engages in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek, and don’t-get-killed with these villains. And although the bad guys have sight on their side at first, the blind heroine has the upper hand when it gets dark.
The Footlight Players
It started small: in 1931, Lieutenant Commander Charles Russell Price directed a series of one-act plays at the Charleston Navy Yard. It was an unexpected success, and a year later, his band of amateur theater-makers were officially calling themselves The Footlight Players. The ensemble began performing at various spaces around town, and as their popularity grew, they became a local institution.
Today, The Footlight Players uphold Price’s vision by staging seasonal works ranging from comic musicals to dramatic plays. And while the company now has a permanent home in a historic cotton warehouse, their scrappy, let’s-put-on-a-show attitude hasn’t changed—local volunteers are always welcome to audition, lend an extra hand, or shake cottonseeds out of the stage curtains.