We’ve updated our vaccination, testing, and mask policy for performances.
Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of negative COVID-19 test will be required to attend all performances at Community Theatre of Terre Haute.
All volunteers are required to complete a Vaccination Status Form
Wait Until Dark Opens September 17
Community Theatre of Terre Haute is reopening after being closed for a year and a half due to the pandemic. This season is themed “The Shows Will Go On” and is opening with the mystery/drama “Wait Until Dark.” Directed by Jeri Doty and written by Frederick Knott. The PG-rated play will run Sept. 17-19 and 24-26, beginning at 8 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. and 2:30 on Sun.
It’s the 1960s in a basement apartment in Greenwich Village. A sinister con man, Roat (Robin Baer) LEFT, and two ex-convicts, Mike (Rob Angus) and Carlino (Jacob Spencer), are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, in which they are much interested, to the apartment of Sam Hendrix (Brendon Lucas) and his blind wife, Susy (Amber Wigington).
Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that an illegal substance had been sewn inside it. When the woman is murdered, the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman’s murder. Susy believes the doll is the key to his innocence so refuses to reveal its location.
With the help of a young neighbor, Gloria (Amanda Kelley), Susy RIGHT figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. Taking advantage of her blind abilities, Susy sets a deadly game of cat and mouse to ensue between herself and Roat.
Lester McGee and Max Harpole play policemen in “Wait Until Dark,” as well.
“This is a wonderful and challenging play,” Doty said. “I hope we are able to make our patrons feel the tenseness and anxiety the author intended.” Doty went on to say she believes their set and decorations, the props, make-up, and costumes will transcend the audience back to the 1960s.
For patrons who prefer to purchase in person, ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, as well as one hour before showtime on the weekends of the show. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students and youth. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 on Sundays.
Note that Community Theatre has updated its vaccination, testing, and mask policy for performances. Patrons will need to bring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 test to attend any performance. Patrons will also be required to wear a mask. Community Theatre has partnered with Bindle, a smartphone app that allows patrons to securely provide proof of vaccination or test status without disclosing personal information to Community Theatre. Bindle is also the fastest method to gain entry to the theater. More information is available at joinbindle.com.
Actors will not wear masks so will be easy to understand. “We want to do whatever we can to remain open this season, and we want to protect all our volunteers and our patrons,” said Community Theatre of Terr Haute Board President A.J. Dinkel.
Opens September 17
Monday & Tuesday, September 20 and 21 at 7:00.
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