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Casting call for ‘Wait Until Dark’

Published: 7/7/2019 9:00:07 PM
Modified: 7/7/2019 9:00:05 PM

BARRE — The Barre Players have announced auditions for "Wait Until Dark,” a thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffery Hatcher, directed by Anthony Masciangioli, to be performed at the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St. Auditions are by appointment on Saturday, July 20 (6 to 8 p.m.) and Sunday, July 21 (6 to 8 p.m.)

The Story: A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends. 

To schedule an appointment or to request further information, email the director at No preparation required. Auditions will include readings from script excerpts (sides) which the director will email to you after scheduling your audition appointment. The Barre Players encourage diversity in casting and welcome everyone to audition. For full details, visit

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