Friday, October 05, 2012

PCC Theatre Arts presents WAIT UNTIL DARK Nov. 8-18

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Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 2:39 PM
Subject: press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts- PCC Theatre Arts WAIT UNTIL DARK Nov. 8-18



October 7, 2012




Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents the suspense-filled thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK


what: PCC theatre arts presents the thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK

where: PCC Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709

when: November 8-18, Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. 

general admission: Tickets are $15 with discounts available (not appropriate for young children) -

information: Box office hours: Tue.-Fri., noon-5p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. 520-206-6986,,


Tucson, Arizona-- Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents the taut, intense thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK by Frederick Knott. Directed by Dr. Frank Pickard in the intimate, Black Box Theatre. The production draws the audience into the action like a neighbor peeking through the window. A blind Greenwich Village woman becomes the target of a sinister, psychotic killer and two ex-convicts searching for heroin hidden within a doll given to the woman by her husband. The scenes moves swiftly from one moment of suspense to another building the tension up to almost unbearable levels toward a terrifying, breath-stopping climactic finish. When the lights go out, the game of survival begins!


A film-noir quality is achieved with hazy lighting and the intricate set of a three-room, walk-down city apartment, designed by Todd Poelstra. Shafts of light piercing the darkness emphasize the contrasting study of blind and sighted. Music and sound effects heighten the edgy, ominous feeling of dread. Though director Pickard applies some updates from the original 1966 Broadway production and casts a female as the lead con, the production remains every bit as terrifying. He comments, “This is a very different type of theatre for Pima. The audience is taken on an exciting, thrilling ride enhanced by the closeness of the Black Box Theatrewhere the action at times is only inches from them.”


The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986 or




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