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.
|Mike Talman||Mike Butler|
|Sargeant Carlino||Alex Trimper|
|Harry Roat||Stephen Abbass|
|Susy Hendrix||Sharon Churchill Roe|
|Sam Hendrix||Paul Abela|
|Directors||George Henry & Peter Booth|
|Lights|| Ernest Zinck
|Stage Manager||Nancy Henry|
|Costumes||Lana Churchill & Cast|
|Posters, Program & Website||Sharon Churchill Roe & George Henry|
|Publicity||Laura Churchill Duke, Linda Levy Fisk & Diana Bishop|
|Set Designer||Peter Booth|
|Set Construction||Cast & Crew|
Mike Butler (Mike Talman) is pleased to be back at CentreStage for his fourth production playing Mike Talman. Mike was last seen in Evelyn Strange. Mike lives in Wolfville and when he's not on stage, can be found at the Atlantic Lighting Studio. Mike would like to thank George and Peter for giving him this opportunity. Mike would also like to thank his family and friends for their support and to Ian, for being his good luck charm!
Alex Trimper (Sgt. Carlino) plays a rugged (and devilishly handsome) thug who is recently released from prison. I have been involved on and off stage in CentreStage's productions of Mr. Pim Passes By and Evelyn Strange. When I'm not slaying dragons or saving the world from almost certain peril (asteroids, evil masterminds, etc.), you can find me playing music or getting up to some tom-foolery. I have found it a rewarding experience to work with such talented people and I am constantly being left in awe by my cast-mates, a feeling not had since I last had tea with the Queen. I hope that you enjoy the show and maybe find the time to join our little theatre... I also hope you left all your rotten fruit at home.
Stephen Abbass (Harry Roat): As affable and gentile as I am, I'm at a loss as to why I was chosen to play such a despicable character. It is a stretch for someone so good and so demonstrably kind-hearted to take on such a vile personage. It makes me rather mad. Not really mad you understand. Just a little perturbed. Not in a violent way. Oh no, I detest violence. It's so messy...unless it's done right. Yes, it must be done right. Clean...
Sharon Churchill Roe (Susy Hendrix) has been involved at CentreStage Theatre for the past two decades as an actor, singer, director, producer, program designer, website manager, and board member. Past favourite roles include Sylvia (Sylvia), The Girl (The Fantasticks), and Isobel (Shea of the White Hands). Sharon is on break from her position of manager of English language programs at Acadia University and has recently taken on the role of mother to a beautiful baby girl, Madeline.
Paul Abela (Sam Hendrix): Having appeared most recently in Same Time Next Year (2012), Paul Abela now returns to the stage in the role of Sam Hendrix. "I've enjoyed working a small role in this cracker of a play. It's also been a wonderful chance to perform with cast members I haven't worked with in the past, and to act under the direction of George and Peter." In a far distant galaxy, Paul performs regularly as a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Acadia University. He also plays husband to his wife and father to his daughter in the star system of Scot's Bay.
Kaia Goss (Gloria): I am 10 years old and in Grade 4. I go to Coldbrook School. I have been acting since 2009 with the drama group Stage Prophets in a number of productions - The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin), The Sound of Music (Gretl), Oliver (Workhouse Orphan), and Anne of Green Gables (school child). I love to act! I also love to ride horses. I live with my Mom, Dad, and my brother in a small community called Lakeville. I have a dog named Drake.
Aria MacDonald (Gloria) is a grade four student at The New Booker School in Wolfville. She caught the acting bug at summer and March break drama camps at CentreStage Theatre and the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Her previous stage roles vary from the Wicked Witch of the West, to Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream. From Alise in Henry V, to the Loser Boy Chorus in the Fezziwig production of Peter Pan-Get Hooked! She has also performed in numerous home productions with her sister Aries and a strong supporting cast of stuffed animals.
Annelise Smith (Gloria) is the daughter of Adam & Dee Smith and Mark & Andrea Van Zoost. She is a grade five student at KCA and enjoys Girl Guides, swimming and LOVES to sing. Annelise has participated in the CentreStage Theatre Drama Camps in the past. She is very excited for her debut performance as Gloria alongside her two new friends Aria and Kaia.
Ryan MacNab (Policeman 1) got into theatre and acting in high-school where he enjoyed various roles in various plays, the best of those being Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie. His main goal in life is to act professionally, and hopes to get into The Julliard School in New York City. He's very happy to be appearing in his first CentreStage production, and hopefully gets to appear in many more.
Ryan Trimper (Policeman): First play I got the girl in Any Number Can Die. Second play I played the guy who made fun of the guy who got the girl in Out of Sight...Out of Murder. This time I’m taking on a bit of a smaller role, but still equally important! When I’m not on Stage as Patrolman Number Two you will see me work my back stage magic with Nancy creating all the special effects! Enjoy yourselves...In The Dark!
Peter Booth (co-director): Involvement in this urban American world with complicated plot, complex staging, and extremes of characters and circumstance quite far removed from our reality, brought surprisingly close to home by the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of players with demanding schedules, wide-ranging backgrounds and impressive talent, has been most rewarding.
George Henry (co-director)
Nancy Henry (Stage Manager): Once again, Nancy has chosen to work behind the scenes or as she puts it, the power behind the director!!! She enjoys the process of watching the written word come alive with each rehearsal and Wait Until Dark has been no exception. Hold onto your seats, you are in for a wild ride!!
Ernest Zinck (Lights) is a retired Chemistry professor from Port Williams. He is married to a fabulous actress and a great director, but he is not a bigamist. He looks forward to lighting this production of Wait Until Dark. Enjoy the show.