For Immediate Release
Contact: Jenna V. Loceff
Media Relations and Production Manager 
707 291-8666

6th Street Playhouse Presents Wait Until Dark
A tense thriller from the first moment to the last!

SANTA ROSA, CA ( October 18, 2019 ) 6th Street Playhouse—Jared Sakren, Producing Artistic Director—presents Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, directed by Meghan Hakes.

The production will run October 18th through November 15th, 2019, on the Playhouse’s intimate Monroe Stage, putting patrons right next to the action to wait for the dramatic climax in the dark.   

A blind woman becomes the target of three conmen when her husband unknowingly ends up with the heroin-filled doll of a murdered woman. The trio convinces her that to protect him she needs to give  them  the doll. But the doll goes missing.

Things spiral out of control when she catches on and calls the police—only to have her call intercepted. Using her blindness to advantage, she forces them to play by  her  rules. 

This pulse-pounding play is more terrifying than the 1967 film it inspired that starred Audrey Hepburn.
The cast includes:

Olivia Marie Rooney as the blind Susy Hendrix 
Ezra Hernandez as the ringleader Harry Roat 
Justin Thompson as the slick conman Mike Talman 
Matthew Witthaus as second-rate conman Sergent Carlino
Steve Cannon as Susy’s husband Sam Hendrix
Natalie Burton as Gloria the precocious neighbor girl 
Steve Zahniser as a policeman 
Blake Chandler as a policeman 
You are invited to attend the complimentary opening night reception on October 18 following the performance to meet and mingle with the cast, creative team, and patrons.   

The show runs for four weeks from October 18 to November 10 with regular performances each weekend:
  • Friday at 7:30 
  • Saturday at 7:30 
  • Sunday at 2:00 

Additional performances:
  • Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 
  • Thursday, October 31 at 7:30  
  • Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 
  • Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 
  • Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 

Tickets $25-$29 with Under 30 $18 are available at or the Box Office at (707) 523-4185.

Please reply with a desired date if you would like to reserve press tickets to attend any performance, request photos or to arrange interviews. 
About 6th Street Playhouse

6th Street Playhouse is a performing arts organization that has been producing live theatre and providing education programs of the highest quality since 2006. The Playhouse is the central hub of the Sonoma County arts scene. It is known throughout the region for its high level of artistry, professionalism, educational opportunities and the bravery of its approach to works both new and old.  

The Playhouse has two venues: the 184-seat proscenium GK Hardt Theatre and the 99-seat intimate Monroe Stage.  

As the most award-winning theatre company in the North Bay Area, 6th Street Playhouse has been named “Best Theatre Troupe” by the North Bay Bohemian readership for the last eight consecutive years, and “Best Local Theatre Company” by the Press Democrat “Best of Sonoma County” Awards for the last five out of six years.

6th Street Playhouse has received over fifty nominations for excellence in all areas of production from the leading Theatre Arts adjudication organizations in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC), Theatre Bay Area (TBA), and Sonoma One Theatre Awards (SOTA).

In 2018, the Playhouse’s production of Equus received a five-star rating from the North Bay Bohemian and was named a “Go See!” production by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. In its 2017-18 Season, Equus , Noises Off , and Illyria were named Theatre Bay Area recommended productions.