The Drama Group Presents ‘Wait Until Dark’ September 22 through October 1

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CHICAGO HEIGHTS—(ENEWSPF)—August 31, 2017. The Drama Group is pleased to present the Broadway thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’ by American playwright Frederick Knott and directed by M.J. Renzi.  Performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre on September 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm and matinees on September 24 & October 1 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $19 for seniors and $15 for students with ID. Group discount rates are also available.  Good seats are still available.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 708-755-3444 or online

The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For directions and other information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit our Website

SYNOPSIS – “Wait Until Dark’

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. Frederick Knott’s thriller 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. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her sightless world matching wits against evil.

A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. “Wait Until Dark’ is a tense thriller.” —NY World-Telegram & Sun.

Wait Until Dark Cast

Jennifer Schreiner Susy Hendrix Plainfield, IL
Geoffrey Purvis Sam Hendrix Homewood, IL
Jeff Peterson Harry Roat Chicago Heights, IL
Mia Wetzler Gloria Oak Park, IL
Nick Markionni Sgt Carlino Frankfort, IL
Brian Stanley Mike Talman New Lenox, IL
Tim Bray Police Officer #1 Chicago Heights, IL
Barbara Whitney Police Officer #2 Richton Park, IL

Production Staff

Michael (MJ) Renzi Director New Lenox, IL
Barbara Whitney Assistant Director Richton Park, IL
Russ Hoganson Scenic Design Homewood, IL
Jennifer Larkin Lighting Design New Lenox, IL
Mary Ellen Fawk Costume Design Chicago Heights, IL
Regina Gadotti Make up & Hair Design Chicago Heights, IL
Eric Walton Stage Manager New Lenox, IL
Wayne “Skipp” Poulton Props / Décor Chicago Heights, IL
Cathleen Drakulich Production Manager Park Forest, IL
Bob Sullivan
Greg Garcia
Chris Greiner
Set Construction Homewood, IL
Homewood, IL
Olympia Fields, IL
Tina Zagone Marketing / Publicity Olympia Fields, IL
Diane Kaffka Publicity Photos Tinley Park, IL