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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Wait Until Dark is a play by Frederick Knott
.The mystery thriller''s heroine is Susy Hendrix, a blind Greenwich Village
housewife who becomes the target of three thugs searching for the heroin hidden in a doll, which her husband transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who since has been murdered. The trio tries to convince Susy her spouse has been implicated in the crime and the only way to protect him is to surrender the doll. More murder and mayhem ensue when she refuses, with the stage lights turned off for the final scene when Suzy levels the playing field by plunging her apartment into total darkness.After seven previews, the Broadway production, directed by Arthur Penn
, opened on February 2, 1966 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Within the next eleven months, it transferred to the Shubert, the George Abbott, and the Music Box Theatre
s before it ended its run of 374 performances. The cast included Lee Remick, Robert Duvall, and Mitchell Ryan. Remick was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.