AN UNFORGETTABLE AND TERRIFYING PSYCHO-THRILLER, JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!
"...a first-rate shocker, the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." -New York Post
"There's something charming about being scared together with fellow audience members at a live event. The danger is enhanced by the sight of an actor stabbing into the dark with a kitchen knife." -L.A. Times
"Wait Until Dark reminds CGI-infected audiences that a few shadows, a shiny knife, and compelling characters can still go a long way to create suspense... the famous showdown does not disappoint." -Entertainment Weekly
SYNOPSIS: In 1944 New York, a Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene for a deadly game of cat and mouse, with an unsuspecting blind woman, Susan (Mindy Barker) as the victim. A sinister con man, Roat (Joshua Branson Barker), and ex-convict, Carlino (Russell Herrera, Jr.), manipulate and terrorize Susan to reclaim a mysterious doll. With Susan's husband away on a business trip, she only has her bratty neighbor, Gloria (Sydney Bush) to help her. Or can they trust Sam's old army pal, Mike (Matthew Brown)? Or perhaps Susan's new husband is in on the con? With murder afoot and suspense building, Susan deftly decides to "wait until dark" in an attempt to outwit her assailants. The thrills begin when the lights go out. Wait Until Dark's electrifying, breath-stopping final scene is proof that what you can't see can hurt you.
RATING: PG-13 for language, violence, and terror
MEET THE CAST
MINDY BARKER as SUSAN HENDRIX
Mindy is thrilled to bring to life one of her favorite stage characters-- the strong, clever, and determined Susan, who refuses to let her blindness define her. She's especially excited to perform opposite her husband, Josh, who plays the murderous Roat. Mindy is the Founding Managing Director of Encore! Tulsa. In addition to performing in over 60 stage productions in Tulsa and Los Angeles, she has appeared in the feature film, Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood), as well as many television shows, including Mad Men, Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Scandal. Her favorite Encore! credits include Steel Magnolias (Shelby), It's a Wonderful Life (Mary Bailey), A Christmas Story (Mother), and Peter Pan (Peter Pan).
JOSHUA BRANSON BARKER as ROAT
Joshua is the Founding Artistic Director of Encore! Tulsa. In addition to performing in over 80 stage productions in Tulsa, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, Joshua has worked on feature films, including August: Osage County (with Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor) and Te Ata, and the short film, Dragula (directed by Adam Shankman and starring Rob Riggle and Missi Pyle). He also worked on the CBS TV series, Baby Daddy, and in Entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood. He has written and published The Lost Pages series, which currently includes one book and five plays, plus a web series that is in pre-production.His favorite Encore! credits include: It's a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), A Christmas Story (Old Man), The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion), Jungle Book (Baloo), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka).
MATTHEW BROWN as MIKE TALMAN
Matthew is thrilled to perform in another Encore! show, having played Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Prince William Charming in The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty, Grumpy in The Lost Pages of Snow White, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, Harry Bailey and other roles in It's a Wonderful Life, and Caesar in The Lost Pages of Oz.
RUSSELL HERRERA JR. as SERGEANT CARLINO
Born and raised in Texas where he received his BFA in Photography from SHSU, Russell transplanted to Oklahoma in 2009. He began his acting career in 2014 appearing in the Kings Of Leon music video, Beautiful War. He's since most notably filmed with Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano for the movie Wildlife, and with Ricky Whittle and Bryan Green for the STARZ televison series, American Gods. Russell has taken multiple classes with Encore! Tulsa and played The Lumberjack in The Lost Pages of Cinderella.
SYDNEY BUSH as GLORIA
Sydney is 14 years old and a ninth grader at Bixby Middle School. She loves to act, and is a Senior Artist in Encore! Tulsa's Pre-Professional Youth Acting Program. This is her ninth show with Encore!, having performed in The Lost Pages of Snow White (Evil Queen), The Lost Pages of Cinderella (Mischief), The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty (Mischief), A Christmas Story (Esther Jane), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy), Wizard of Oz (Ozian), Winnie the Pooh (Piglet), and Peter Pan (Curly).
MATT MORRISON as SAM HENDRIX
Matt enjoys theatre and has been acting for eight years, but his biggest passion is playing and writing music with his church and with his band mates. New to disc golf, he enjoys playing a round any chance he gets. He's excited to return to the Encore! stage as Sam in Wait Until Dark. Encore! credits: The Jungle Book (King Louie), Winnie the Pooh (Eeyore),The Lost Pages of Cinderella (Mayhem), The Lost Pages of Snow White (Mayhem), The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty (Mayhem), Fame (Montgomery), Alice in Wonderland (Executioner),