BWW Reviews: SCT's WAIT UNTIL DARK Grips Their Audiences
Things are changing a bit at Stage Coach Theatre. Since I was there last, the audience is now separated from the lobby and there have been a few time changes as well. The last caused some confusion as to whether the start time was 8:00pm or 8:15pm. Oh, the joys of theatre.
Sitting in the audience, and knowing the theatre as I do, I was very impressed with the set right away. It was a two story set with a walkway outside portraying the New York streets and it was a functional walkway for the actors so the audience can see them approach before they appeared. It was set in a 1960's vibe and gave the impression that the apartment was small even though they used every space on the stage that they could. The set designers, Jim Purvis, Jerry Radek, and Jeff Thomson should give themselves and their crew a special pat on the back!
I felt that the cast did a wonderful job. The ensemble flowed so well together that the production as a whole was great. The audience laughed, they inhaled their breath when startled, and they were quiet most of the performance (the obligatory cough now and then but not the usual cacophony).
This was an enjoyable evening. Make no mistake this was a suspenseful play, with a few laughter breaks to ease the tension. If you enjoy suspense, you will enjoy Stage Coach Theatre's WAIT UNTIL DARK.
Photo Credit: Paul Budge (aka Budge Photography)
Pictured: from left to right, Shane Turner and Becky Kimsey