An iconic play to be presented by the ICONIC Theatre Company

Anne Drozd

ICONIC Press Release

Tuesday, January 19 2016

“Suspenseful”, “scary”, “a psychological thriller”…..these are some of the adjectives used to describe the play Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffery Hatcher. The play, set in a basement apartment in Greenwich Village around the end of WWII, pits a blind woman against a trio of “bad guys”.

Mark Smith and Steve O’Neill, the director and assistant director, have thought long and hard about how to bring this story to life. “We’ve had to make some changes to accommodate reality on Gabriola; a pre-teen girl is a grandmother in our version”, they say.  They have a wonderful cast, consisting of Roger Carter, Dean Clarke, Alex Dewar, Joscelyn Hurst, Patrick Roux, Jack Thamnos and Susan Yates.  “It is exhilarating, and a little bit intimidating to work with these people.  They are so intuitive and aware in their respective roles that all they really need is an overview of the whole”.  

The play is being presented at the Centre at 1475 Peterson Road on February 12 and 13, 2016 at 7pm. and on February 13 and 14 at 2pm.  Seats are $22, except for the performance on Saturday afternoon, which will be a $5-matinee.  Seat reservations are available at North Road Sports or may be made through our website at