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UND Theatre presents ‘Wait Until Dark’ Sept. 26-30

UND’s 2023-24 theater season starts with stage rendition of classic 1967 thriller

Tacy Crawford
Tacy Crawford plays Susy Hendrix in “Wait Until Dark.” Photo by Brad Reissig.

Who: UND Department of Theatre Arts

What: “Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott

Where: Burtness Lab Theatre

When: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26-30

Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students, free for seniors and military (with ID)

Box OfficeUND Department of Theatre Arts, 701.777.2587

UND Theatre opens the 2023-24 season with a suspenseful play, “Wait Until Dark,” by Frederick Knott. Based on the wildly successful movie from 1967, “Wait Until Dark” is a suspense-filled night of cat and mouse.

After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to retrieve it. When Hendrix leaves for business, the crooks make their move and find his blind wife, Susy, alone in the apartment. Soon, a game begins between Susy and the thugs.

The play is presented in the intimate Burtness Lab Theatre – making the audience feel as if they are part of the action. As the intensity grows, so does the excitement for the production’s patrons.

Join us at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26-30, to see how this thriller plays out.

Tickets are available at our online box office or by calling 701.777.2587.

Production Information

Production Team:

  • Directed by Emily Oliver Cherry
  • Fight Choreography: Emily Wirkus
  • Costume Design: Kylie McDonald
  • Costume Design: Hannah Jones
  • Scenic & Lighting Design: Brad Reissig
  • Sound Design: Patrick Reading
  • Technical Direction: Patrick Reading


  • Susy Hendrix: Tacy Crawford
  • Mike Talman: Jace Tourtenhoofd
  • Carlino: Camden Gifford
  • Harry Roat Jr.: Finley Frosslee
  • Sam Hendrix: Isaac Anderson
  • Gloria: Alena Kolodka
  • Police Officers: Kyle Froehlich and Sean McNulty

Production Staff:

  • Production Stage Manager: Grace Rhoads
  • Stage Manager: Payton Bergman
  • Technical Director: Grace Rhoads
  • Properties Lead: Gloria Knudson
  • Scene Shop Assistants: Ariel Long, Grace Rhoads, Gloria Knudson and Jenna Lester
  • Costume Shop Manager: Kylie McDonald
  • Costume Shop Staff: Tacy Crawford, Averie Eixenberger, Olivia Partin, Anissa Oveson, Hannah Jones and Zamzam Ulow
  • Wardrobe Head: Anissa Oveson
  • Hair and Makeup Designer: Kylie McDonald
  • Hair and Makeup Crew: Anissa Oveson and Maci Morgan
  • Light Board Operator: Alex Brady
  • Sound Board Operator: Jenna Lester
  • Master Electrician: Jenna Lester
  • Lighting Crew: Jerrerson Ado, Augustus Riechert, Wyatt Mutzenberger, Oliver van Tiel, Lucas Spaeth, Jens Jenson, Cam Raley, Brendan Elliot and Alex Brady
  • Backstage Crew: Brooklyn Heinle, Cole Brekke, Tyler Erkman, Hallie Jones, Sadie Page and Kaitlyn Cray
  • Fight Captain: Isaac Anderson
  • Box Office Manager: Melanie Dougan
  • Box Office Staff: Anna Jones, Taqwa Ali and Teryn Jaworski
  • House Manager: Ilanora Peterson
  • Office Assistant: Elle Reinert
  • Online Publicity: Piper Sommer
  • Publicity Design: Brad Reissig
  • Special Thanks: Students of THEA 110 and 270