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Manoa Valley Theatre Thrills with WAIT UNTIL DARK

Manoa VAlley Theatre will captivate audiences with the mystery thriller from Frederick Knott, from the 1966 and 1998 Broadway seasons. It's the story of a sinister con man and two ex-convicts who are about to meet their match when they deploy a cleverly constructed deception on a blind woman whom they think unknowingly possesses a doll of particular interest to them. Seemingly disadvantaged, it is only when darkness falls and she turns off all the lights leaving the perpetrators to maneuver in the dark that the real cat-and-mouse game ramps up. You'll be on the edge of your seat as this thriller masterfully moves from one moment of suspense to another and builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene.

Guest director of the production is Peggy Anne Siegmund. Assistant director is Aiko Chinen. Set design is by DeAnne Kennedy. Sound design is by Chad McComas. Lighting design is by Janine Myers. Costume design is by James Correy. Props design is by Sara Ward. Hair and make-up design is by Lisa Ponce de Leon. Performing in the show are Christopher Denton, Stu Hirayama, Gregory Suenaga, Lauren Murata, Logan Wilkin, Jodie Kiyokawa, Andrew Chow, and Jim Hogarty.

The production will run May 18 - June 4. Show times are Wed. 7:30p.m., Thur. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., and Sun. 4 p.m. Tickets are $40. Seniors and military are admitted for $35, youth 25 years old and under for $22. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets. The play is performed in two acts with one intermission. Approximate running time is approximately 2 hours. Minimum age is 12.

Seasonwide sponsors are Cades Schutte and the Cades Foundation, Iolani School, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, The George Mason Fund of Hawaii Community Foundation, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Mike and Alberta Rosenberg, and Bob and Corrine Taylor on behalf of Maui Divers Jewelry. This event is made possible with support from the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Mayor's Office on Culture and the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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