History Theatre / WaitUntilDark

5th Jun '17 10:23:18 AM Mdumas43073
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''Wait Until Dark'' is a mystery/thriller play by Frederick Knott. The heroine is recently blind Susy Hendrix, a Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three thugs searching for the heroin hidden in a doll, which her husband transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who since has been murdered. The trio tries to convince Susy her spouse has been implicated in the crime and the only way to protect him is to surrender the doll. More murder and mayhem ensue when she refuses. It was originally produced on Broadway in 1966, and made into [[TheMovie a film]] the next year starring Creator/AudreyHepburn and Creator/AlanArkin.

It was revived on Broadway in 1998 with a cast that included Marisa Tomei as Susy, Creator/QuentinTarantino as Roat, and Stephen Lang of Film/{{Avatar}} fame as Mike Talman.

Another revival in October of 2013 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles moved the setting back to 1944, giving it a distinctly FilmNoir flavor among other changes.

Another film adaptation, called ''Penthouse North'' and starring Michelle Monaghan and Creator/MichaelKeaton, was released in 2014.

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''Wait Until Dark'' is a mystery/thriller play by Frederick Knott.

The heroine is recently blind Susy Hendrix, a Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three thugs searching for the heroin hidden in a doll, which her husband transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who since has been murdered. The trio tries to convince Susy her spouse has been implicated in the crime and the only way to protect him is to surrender the doll. More murder and mayhem ensue when she refuses. It was originally refuses.

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produced on Broadway in 1966, and made it was adapted the following year into [[TheMovie a film]] the next year film directed by Terence Young and starring Creator/AudreyHepburn as Susy and Creator/AlanArkin.

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Creator/AlanArkin as Roat. The play was revived on Broadway in 1998 with a cast that included Marisa Tomei as Susy, Creator/QuentinTarantino as Roat, and Stephen Lang of Film/{{Avatar}} fame as Mike Talman.

Talman. Another revival in October of 2013 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles moved the setting back to 1944, giving it a distinctly FilmNoir flavor among other changes.

changes. Another film adaptation, called ''Penthouse North'' and starring Michelle Monaghan and Creator/MichaelKeaton, was released in 2014.
5th Jun '17 10:19:57 AM Mdumas43073
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A film adaptation called "Penthouse North" was released in 2014, starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.

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A Another film adaptation adaptation, called "Penthouse North" ''Penthouse North'' and starring Michelle Monaghan and Creator/MichaelKeaton, was released in 2014, starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
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5th Jun '17 10:17:46 AM Mdumas43073
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1st May '17 12:17:51 AM Idek618
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* MacGuffin: The doll, which is stuffed full of heroine.

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* MacGuffin: The doll, which is stuffed full of heroine.heroin.



* OhCrap: [[spoiler:After Susy's able to kill off most of the light sources in her apartment, Roat figures out that refrigerator ''has a working light''...]]

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* OhCrap: [[spoiler:After Susy's able to kill off most of the light sources in her apartment, Roat figures out that the refrigerator ''has a working light''...]]
10th Jan '16 12:55:22 AM eroock
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* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: The film takes place in what appears to be most desolate apartment building in New York City. Lampshaded early on when it was explained that of the six tenants living in the building, only Susy and Gloria were actually home - Shatner left for Vermont, Gloria's mother was uptown "for a weekend of fun and games" and her father had left as well, and Sam was off to work.

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* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: The film takes place in what appears to be the most desolate apartment building in New York City. Lampshaded early on when it was explained that of the six tenants living in the building, only Susy and Gloria were actually home - Shatner left for Vermont, Gloria's mother was uptown "for a weekend of fun and games" and her father had left as well, and Sam was off to work.
20th Dec '15 12:32:29 AM DragonQuestZ
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* PrettyInMink: When Lisa takes the doll on the plane she is wearing a lynx coat, showing the drug dealing paid well (though also ended up getting her killed).
11th Dec '15 7:37:05 AM ProbablyNotARobot
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* FreakOut: Susy has a brief one after [[spoiler: she discovers that her phone line got cut.]] She breaks a lamp in frustration, [[spoiler: which gives her the idea to do the same to all the lights]].
28th Oct '15 6:17:17 PM Scabbard
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* AnkleDrag: Happens when psychotic Roat leaps and grabs Susy's ankle as she tries to get out of her home.

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* AnkleDrag: Happens [[spoiler:Happens when the psychotic Roat leaps and grabs Susy's ankle as she tries to get out of her home.signal for help through the window]].
28th Oct '15 6:16:26 PM Scabbard
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* NotQuiteDead: Roat comes jumping at Susy after being stabbed down by her in the previous scene.

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* NotQuiteDead: Roat [[spoiler:Roat comes jumping at Susy after being stabbed down by her in the previous scene.scene]].
28th Oct '15 9:55:32 AM Scabbard
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* DisabilitySuperpower [[spoiler: Lampshaded, really. Roat wears two elaborate disguises to pretend he is two different people, for no apparent reason, other than that's what he does when he pulls the con on other people, or maybe just for the benefit of the girl who also lives in the building. Since Susy can't see the disguises, there's really no point in wearing them, and in fact, she recognizes that he is the same person, because she isn't distracted by them.]]

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* DisabilitySuperpower DisabilitySuperpower: [[spoiler: Lampshaded, really. Roat wears two elaborate disguises to pretend he is two different people, for no apparent reason, other than that's what he does when he pulls the con on other people, or maybe just for the benefit of the girl who also lives in the building. Since Susy can't see the disguises, there's really no point in wearing them, and in fact, she recognizes that he is the same person, because she isn't distracted by them.]]
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