Lights Are Up on 'Wait Until Dark' Players Theatre Company presents classic thriller

By: Ruben Borjas, Jr., Columnist, Montgomery County News
| Published 01/23/2024


CONROE, TX -- Get ready to get psyched out!!!! In the darkest part of the year, The Players Theatre Company is bringing all the hair-raising suspense you can handle with the classic slow-burn thriller, “Wait Until Dark.” Originally on Broadway in 1966 and recently revived, performances of the Frederick Knott play are scheduled at The Owen Theatre in Conroe weekends January 26 through February 11, 2024.

Susan Hendrix, played by Carole Lamont, a recently blinded woman, is unwittingly in possession of a doll full of diamonds. She finds herself alone in her own apartment when three con men played by Sedrick Willis, Randall Packer, and Shawn Havranek, wrangle their way in pretending to be people they are not. Her blindness, though, may just prove to be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this psychological thriller’s chilling conclusion.

Directed by The Players long-time Artistic Director, Joe Visor, the cast is a powerful ensemble of experienced actors as well as a new face, Havana Puerta, who plays the of Gloria, the nosy upstairs neighbor to Susan. For 8 years old, Puerta has a maturity on stage of actors twice her age.

“Carole Lamont does such a convincing job as a woman who has been blinded in an auto accident,” said Visor. “It is through her vulnerabilities that the audience experiences the real terrors of the story. Don’t leave early on this one!”

“Wait Until Dark” is appropriate for ages 12 and above. Tickets are currently available by calling the box office at the Owen Theatre at (936) 539-4090 Tuesday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm or online at The box office is also open two hours before each performance and the theatre is located at 225 Metcalf Street, Conroe.

The Players Theatre Company began in 1967 as The Little Theatre of Conroe utilizing the Conroe High School stage and later a refurbished plumbing supply store at the corner of Galveston and Robertson Streets. After restoring the historic Crighton Theatre in 1979, the group produced shows there for nearly 30 years as The Crighton Players. In 2008, in a partnership with the City of Conroe, The Players Theatre Company was formed and moved to their current residence at The Owen Theatre.

January 26 through February 11, 2024 The Players Theatre Company at the Owen Theatre 225 Metcalf Street, Conroe Tickets available at the theatre, by calling (936) 539-4090 or at Box office hours: Tuesday-Friday 3:00-6:00pm and 2 hours before performances.

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