ACTA Theatre Presents:
"WAIT UNTIL DARK"
by Frederick Knott
Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18, 2020
at 7:00pm both nights
(possible call backs on either Wednesday, August 19)
Appointment Strongly Recommended: Call (205) 655-3902
or email Lucy Lunsford at
Mask required for entry. We will be conducting temperature checks of all those auditioning and practicing social distancing. Please bring a completed audition form with you (see download below) and bring your own pen.
225 Parkway Drive
Trussville, AL 35173
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Speaking roles are available for
4 men; 1 woman, 1 girl (age range 8-13);
two small roles (men or women)
Please see "Available Roles/Character Descriptions"
September 24, 25, and 26; October 1, 2, and 3, 2020 at 7:00pm
September 27 and 4, 2020 at 2:30pm
Directed by Michael R. Bridges
A sinister con man has traced the location of a mysterious doll to the apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered, the con man, through a cleverly constructed deception, convinces 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 figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. 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.
Rehearsals will begin immediately after casting and will be held from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. typically (sometimes later) The rehearsal schedule will vary each week, and will typically be Monday through Friday nights. However, those cast must be available, as needed, to rehearse a few Saturday or Sunday afternoons (not often). Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. Any foreseen possible conflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be disclosed during the audition process. A signed rehearsal agreement will be required prior to auditioning. Children planning to audition for Gloria for this production are required to be accompanied to auditions by the adult responsible for transportation to and from rehearsals.
Face masks will be required at all rehearsals and temperature checks will be taken upon arrival at every rehearsal.