The Torrance Theater Company brings suspense and thrills to 1316 Cabrillo with its latest production of WAIT UNTIL DARK, originally written by Frederick Knott and adapted in 2013 by Jeffery Hatcher. The show opens Friday, March 18 and ends Sunday, April 10, 2022. Performances are Thursdays at 7 p.m. (followed by Q&A), Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $30 and are available at and by phone at (424) 243-6882. The theater is located in the heart of downtown Torrance at 1316 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501. Plenty of free parking, restaurants and bars are within walking distance.

Originally written in 1966 by Frederick Knott (DIAL “M” FOR MURDER and WRITE ME A MURDER), WAIT TIL DARK is a thriller about a blind woman who comes face to face with rather unsavory criminals in her Greenwich flat. The play premiered on Broadway with Lee Remick and Robert Duvall leading the cast; and later a film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin. In 2013, Jeffery Hatcher was commissioned by The Geffen Playhouse to adapt the show. The adaptation picked up the mid-’60s story and dropped it in 1944, with a dark twist and a leaner story.

The story follows Susan (Abby Rowland), who is blind but determined to be self-reliant, with a little help from her war-weary husband, Sam (Mike Holle). When she finds herself alone in the middle of an illicit plot to steal a mysterious doll from her apartment, she discovers that her blindness might be the only weapon she has to fight off criminals. The show’s climatic ending is sure to leave audiences breathless. The cast also includes Don Scholssman, Kawika Aguilar, Alyssa Riha and Johnathan Strand. The show is directed by Cary Jordahl, lighting design is by Steve Giltner, costume design is by Bradley Allen Lock.

If you have any questions, please call (424) 243-6882. Stay informed by visiting The Torrance Theater Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Department of Community Services. www.TorranceCA.Gov. Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theater Company.

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