Friday, January 9, 2015

Thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’ next at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown



The Morris Museum kicks off 2015 with a production of Wait Until Dark in the Bickford Theatre. Written by Frederick Knott and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, this electrifying thriller will play from January 29 through February 15.

An apartment in 1940s Greenwich Village becomes the site of a terrifying game of cat and mouse. Sinister con men trace the location of a mysterious doll, in which they have much interest, to the home of Sam and Suzy Hendrix, a photographer and his recently blinded wife. Unbeknownst to them, the doll is stuffed with diamonds.  The criminals concoct an elaborate hoax to persuade the wife to give them the doll. With the help of a teen-age neighbor, Suzy stalls their plans as she tries to figure out what’s happening that she cannot see. When the hoax fails, the criminals turn deadly. Lies, murder and deception build to a shattering climax when the playing field is leveled as all are plunged into darkness.    (EAST COAST PREMIERE)


Thursday, 1/29 & 2/5 AT 7:30PM; Thursday, 2/12 AT 2PM*
Friday, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 AT 8PM
Saturday, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 AT 8PM
Sunday, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 AT 2PM

*An Audio Described Performance is available on Thursday, February 12.


$45 General Public; $40 Seniors, Museum & Theatre Guild Members; $33 Groups (10+); $20 Students (under 18 or w/valid college ID).
Tickets may be purchased by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.


Lauren Klemp (Susie) of Montville, New Jersey- NJ Theatre:  Summit Playhouse, Barn Theatre; NYC Theatre: Gallery Players, Magnet Theatre

Bob Mackay (Sam) of Whippany, New Jersey- NJ Theatre:  Murder To Go; cabaret singer and piano player

Duncan M. Rogers (Mike) of Maplewood, New Jersey- Bickford Credits:  Plaza Suite, Last Days of Mickey and Jean, With and Without, Fiction, Dr. Cook's Garden, Moonlight and Magnolias; NJ Regional:  Women's Theatre Company, NJ Rep; Other Regional:  Old Castle Theatre Company, North Shore Music Theatre, Penobscot Theatre Company, Hillberry Rep

Michael Irvin Pollard (Harry Roat) of Metuchen, New Jersey- Bickford Credits:  Greater Tuna, Almost Maine, Smoke and Mirrors, A Thousand Clowns; NJ Regional:  George Street Playhouse, NJ Rep, Centenary Stage, Playwrights Theatre of NJ; Other Regional:  Adirondack Theatre Festival, Shadowland Theatre, Depot Theatre, Pioneer Valley Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Jeff Maschi (Carlino) of Milltown, New Jersey- NJ Regional:  Alliance Rep, What Exit? Theatre Company; Other NJ Theatre:  Chatham Players, Circle Theatre, Franklin Villagers, Summit Playhouse

Sydney Soleil Stovall (Gloria) of West Orange, New Jersey- Education:  Class Act Performing Arts Studio, Musical Theatre Conservatory, Essex Youth Theatre, Kent Place Musical Theatre Camp

Creative Team

Director:  Eric Hafen, Producing Artistic Director Bickford Theatre, Morristown, New Jersey
Scenic Designer:  Roy Pancirov, Madison, New Jersey
Lighting Designer:  Roman Klima, Howell, New Jersey
Costume Designer:  Fran Harrison, Morristown, New Jersey
Properties Designer:  Dani Pietrowski, Long Valley, New Jersey
Production Stage Manager:  Yumi Matsuura, Morristown, New Jersey

About Sydney Soleil Stovall

Eleven-year-old Sydney Soleil Stovall was born and raised in New Jersey.  She discovered her passion for the world of theater and drama through her school, The Far Brook School, which has the philosophy of learning through the arts. While there, Sydney has had the opportunity to develop her acting skills by participating in their rich dramatic productions. She has also performed with several local community theatre groups, including Class Act, Performing Theatre Workshop, Essex Youth Theatre and Musical Theatre Conservatory.  In addition to theatre, Sydney enjoys singing, dancing, writing, and sports such as field hockey and lacrosse. In her free time, she plays with her dog TJ and pesters her big sister Myla.

About the Bickford Theatre

The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase, and Blues at the Bickford. The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.

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