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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

PSU presents classic thriller

It is probably not a coincidence that the Pittsburg State University Theatre chose the Halloween season to present one of the most famous suspense thrillers in American theater history. "Wait Until Dark" will run nightly at 8 p.m. Oct. 26-28 in Memorial Auditorium at 5th and Pine in downtown Pittsburg.

"Wait Until Dark," by Frederick Knott, premiered on Broadway in 1966 starring Lee Remick as the blind Susy Hendrix and Robert Duvall as the sinister and deadly Mr. Roat. A year later the play was turned into a film starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin. The play itself was nominated for a Tony and both leading actresses received nominations for Best Actress at the Tony’s and Oscar’s respectively.

Knott wrote three thrillers: "Dial M for Murder," "Wait Until Dark," and "Write Me a Murder," as well as "The Honey Pot." Knott did several screenplay adaptations of these plays and his works all received high praise from the critics. "Dial M for Murder" and "Wait Until Dark" have become popular standards for American regional theater. Knott, who was born in 1916, died in 2002.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for current and retired faculty and staff and $5 for children. PSU students are admitted free with a PSU ID.

The Cast
Kim Anderson, (senior from DeSoto, Kan.) - Susy Hendix
Jacob Schreiner (senior from Sharon, Kan.) - Mike Talman
Ty Davis (senior from Pineville, Mo.) - Harry Roat
Austin Laverty (junior from Fredonia, Kan.) - Sergeant Carlino
Lacey Daniels (PHS sophomore) - Gloria
Jacob Metz (senior from Joplin, Mo.) - Sam Hendrix
Erik Hyde (senior from Osawatomie, Kan.) - Police Officer #1
Bo Newell (freshman from Chanute, Kan.) - Police Officer #2

Gil Cooper - Director
Dan Williams - Scene/Light Designer
Lucy Miller-Downing - Stage Manager
Roy Hatcher - Sound Designer
Lisa Quinteros - Costume Designer
Deidre Galloway - Properties Mistress

For more information, please call the PSU Department of Communication at 620-235-4716.

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