Wait Until Dark: A Thriller by Frederick Knott
January 26 - 29, 2017
This popular thriller, written for the stage by Frederick Knott, became a hit movie starring Audrey Hepburn. It centers around a deadly con that targets a blind woman.
Meet the Actors
Karlis Badger, Jr. (Policeman 2) is a native of Savannah, GA where he served as music director for First Congregational Church of Savannah for twelve years. Though he has assisted productions at GLT in the past with set decorating and hospitality, Wait Until Dark is his first onstage performance.
Bob Draper (Sam Hendrix) is a Kosciusko, MS native, and has lived in Greenwood since 1994. He is a retired mortgage broker, and first appeared on the GLT stage in Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor followed by 84, Charing Cross Road. This production marks his third performance on the GLT stage.
Elaine Tharpe (Suzy Hendrix) of Greenwood, has been actively involved with GLT since 1975, and has appeared in over forty productions including First Baptist of Ivy Gap, Portrait of a Madonna, Beauty and the Beast, Dearly Beloved, Mama Won’t Fly, The Producers, and The Good Doctor. She currently serves as the secretary for GLT.
Stephen McIntyre (Harry Roat) is a fashion designer and native of Greenwood. He has appeared in over thirty productions in other venues including plays and television. Wait Until Dark marks his third appearance at GLT. He previously appeared in Scheme of the Driftless Shifter and The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Justin Tate (Mike Talman) has spent most of his life in Mississippi, and currently resides in Carrollton. He is a singer and songwriter, and also performs comedy. He was drawn to the role of “Mike” out of an interest to portray a complex and divided character Wait Until Dark marks his first appearance at GLT.
Tom Weldon, Jr. (Sgt. Carlino) of Teoc, has appeared in numerous shows at GLT including Vintage Hitchcock, A Christmas Carol, Curiosity Cat, The Producers, and On Golden Pond. When he is not gracing the stage, Tom can be found setting theatre lighting, working the sound booth, and assisting with set construction.
Liya Wilson (Gloria) was born in Guangdong Province, China, and has spent most of her life in Grenada, MS. She discovered a joy for performing at a young age, appearing in numerous school plays. Wait Until Dark is her first performance at GLT, since moving to Greenwood in 2014. She studies dance at Expressions Studio.
Seth Wheatley, III (Policeman 1) a Greenwood native, is also the special effects coordinator for Wait Until Dark and has volunteered at GLT since childhood. His dedication to the local stage ranges from lighting, special effects, set construction, sound, and more. One of his favorite roles was that of Sen. Jack S. Phogbound in Li’l Abner.
About the Director
Will Perkins is a Greenwood native who has been active at GLT since 1999. His stage credits include “Prince Dauntless” in Once Upon a Mattress, “Trent Conway” in Six Degrees of Separation, “Richard Hannay” in Vintage Hitchcock – The 39 Steps, “The Baker” in Into The Woods, and “Leo Bloom” in The Producers. He has also lent his talents to the set design and decoration of numerous shows. Wait Until Dark is his directorial debut.
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