QNEK Pro­duc­tions Presents Hold-Your-Breath Thriller,

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - Derby Line, VT Stanstead QC

QNEKPro­duc­tions, the Award-Win­ning In­ter­na­tional The­atre Company in Res­i­dence at the Haskell Opera house, fin­ishes its 21st Main­stage Sea­son with the highly en­ter­tain­ing and sus­pense­ful thriller, Wait Un­til Dark, di­rected and de­signed by Susan-Lynn Johns with a set built un­der the guid­ance of Tom Rooney by the North Coun­try Union High School Build­ing Trades class.

Writ­ten by Fred­er­ick Knott, au­thor of the clas­sic mys­tery, Dial M for Mur­der, Wait Un­til Dark cap­tures the au­di­ence with its com­plex story and noir un­der­tones. In a time when gore and ex­treme vi­o­lence run ram­pant in film and tele­vi­sion, au­di­ences will find it re­fresh­ing to find hor­ror in the chase, more so than in a pool of blood!

The hero­ine of the story, set in the 1960s, is blind housewife, Susy Hen­drix (Mary Hoadley, New­port). In­de­pen­dent and re­source- Top row L-R Ross Mur­ray, Vic­to­ria Young, Nathan Sar­gent Mid­dle row L-R Mike Des­jardins, Mary Hoadley, Brian McCrea Bot­tom row L-R Eric Alexan­dre, Brian McCrea, Ross Mur­ray, Mike Des­jardins, James Cross. ful, Susy is learn­ing to cope with her blind­ness, which re­sulted from a re­cent ac­ci­dent. She is aided by her dif­fi­cult, slightly un­re­li­able young neigh­bor, Glo­ria (Vic­to­ria Young, New­port), with whom she has an ex­as­per­ated but lov­ingly ma­ter­nal re­la­tion­ship. Susy’s life is changed as she is ter­ror­ized by a group of crim­i­nals who be­lieve she has hid­den a baby doll used by them to smug­gle heroin into the coun­try. Un­known to Susy, her pho­tog­ra­pher hus­band Sam (Nathan Sar­gent, New­port) took the doll as a fa­vor for a woman he met on an in­ter­na­tional plane flight and un­wit­tingly brought the doll to the cou­ple’s New York apart- ment when the woman be­came afraid of the cus­toms of­fi­cials. Alone in her apart­ment and cut-off from the out­side world, Susy must fight for her life against a gang of ruth­less crim­i­nals, led by the vio-

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