AUDITIONS: WAIT UNTIL DARK  2018-01-22T14:34:14+00:00

Presented by: Capitol Theatre Ensemble (Amateur, Non-Equity, No-Pay)
Director & Production Designer: Antonio Sarmiento
Rehearsals: Periodic evenings and weekends starting in February.   More frequent as opening night approaches.
Opens: October 18
Closes: October 31
Roles Available: All

OPEN AUDITIONS: At the Capitol on Monday February 5th from 5pm-9pm in the Sculthorpe Studio Theatre

Prepare: If you have one, a short dramatic monologue that showcases your acting skills.   You may be asked to read from the script.   Scenes are available here:

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino 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 diamonds. 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.

A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. “WAIT UNTIL DARK is a tense thriller.” —NY World-Telegram & Sun. “Frederick Knott is a master craftsman…” —Women’s Wear Daily. “…a first rate shocker…the suspense drama we’ve long awaited eagerly.” —NY Post.

The Capitol Theatre Ensemble is a group founded by the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre that provides opportunities for local amateur actors to be in our Live Theatre Productions. Northumberland County is overflowing with artistic talent and we love to showcase it here on The Capitol Stage.


Mike Talman: (Male, 35-55) A small-time grifter. He has natural charm and a good-natured style.

Sergeant Carlino: (Male, 40-55) A small-time grifter. He is a coarse, uneducated man who isn’t bothered by much of a conscience.

Harry Roat: (Male, 30’s-50) Roat is the true definition of a sociopath. No empathy for anyone and as sadistic as the day is long. Highly intelligent and very manipulative.

Susy Hendrix: (Female, 25-30) Susy is a full of life, strong willed young woman who was blinded in a car accident a year ago.

Sam Hendrix: (Male, 30-40) Sam is a tough ex-marine and a man who has lifted himself up by his own bootstraps. He is intelligent, but not an intellectual.

Gloria: (Female, 11-12) Gloria is at the awkward age between childhood and adolescence. She is a bright child and has a good heart, but her home life is fairly rough.

2 Policemen: (Males, late 20’s to 50)

Costume Designer, Production Assistants

CONTACT:  Antonio Sarmiento at


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