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'Wait Until Dark' is next mainstage show

Oct. 13-15, 19-23

Classic thriller 'Wait Until Dark' is next big Mainstage show.

Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance News Release [10-5-11]

Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Theatre & Dance will launch its second Mainstage show, Frederick Knott’s “Wait Until Dark,” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-15 and 19-22, and 2 p.m. Oct. 16, 22 and 23 in Andreas Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

“Wait Until Dark” is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves.

Minnesota State Mankato presented “Wait Until Dark” in the summer 1984 and in 1997.

Faculty member Heather E. Hamilton directs “Wait Until Dark” with a cast of eight that includes senior BFA Acting candidate Charisse Danker as Susy (the role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the movie) and second-year MFA Acting candidate Robb Krueger as Roat (Richard Crenna in the movie).

Tickets for “Wait Until Dark” are $16 regular, $14 discounted (65 and older, under 16 or groups of 15 or more) and $11 for current Minnesota State Mankato students. They are available at or by calling or stopping by the Theatre Box Office in the Performing Arts Center lobby, 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and one hour before performances. Those who want more information may call (507) 389-6661.

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