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Ashe County Little Theatre Presents Mystery Thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’ Oct. 17-19 at the Ashe Civic Center

By Madison Fisler Lewis

WaitUntilDarkLogoOct. 16, 2014. This weekend, the Ashe Civic Center will play host to a classic suspense thriller that will have audiences sitting on the edge of their seats. Ashe County Little Theatre presents “Wait Until Dark,” Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. This performance will be the final production of 2014 for the theatre and tickets are on sale now.

In this classic suspense thriller, a doll stuffed full of heroin is unwittingly brought from Canada by Sam Hendrix, a photographer doing a favor for a fellow traveler. A sinister con man and his two henchmen will stop and nothing to get their hands on the heroin and it is up to Suzy, Sam’s wife, to prevent these men from completing their evil mission. There is just one problem: Suzy is at home, she;s alone, and she’s blind!

The production is produced by Rebecca Williams and directed by Jim Williams.

The cast list is as follows:

  • Melissa Caudill as Susy Hendrix
  • Geli Macknee as Gloria
  • Gilly Macknee as Mr. Roat
  • Robert Scott as Mike Talman
  • Tim Donahue as Carlino
  • Owen Peeler as Sam Hendrix
  • Jeff Dreyer and Stephen Miller as policemen

“This is a suspense thriller and it is a mystery,” said Rebecca Williams, the producer of the show and programs director of the Ashe Arts Council.

“We have worked very hard to create some special effects and have worked very hard to take this kind of thriller and make it believable for the audience. We are so used to going to the movie theater where things are just so in your face. But in live theater it is a completely different experience, and we have worked very hard to be good thrill seekers, so it is going to be a great time.”

Parts of the performance can be a little intense for young viewers, so the Ashe County Little Theater recommends the show for adults and children over ten.

Tickets for the show are $16 for adults and $5 for students.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or reserved in advance and picked up at will call on the day of the performance. To reserve tickets to the show, callĀ 336-846-2787.

The Ashe County Little Theatre is an all-volunteer community based theatre group who make their home in the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson. Since 1972, ACLT has produced three to four plays a year. The Ashe County Little Theatre will be announcing the 2015 season in October.

For more information about the Ashe County Little Theatre or other productions of the Ashe Arts Council, click here.