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On the Edge of my Seat

At one point during Ilion Little Theatre’s (ILT) production of Wait Until Dark, I got so absorbed I let my notebook fall off my lap and land on the floor with a plop. Anything louder would probably have made people jump, because I think most of us were on the edges of our seats.

Wait Until Dark, by Frederick Knott, is a thriller about a recently blinded woman pitted against dangerous criminals. It was made into a movie with Audrey Hepburn some years ago. I like the play better.

The play is directed by Raphael DiLorenzo, who also has a major role as one of the criminals. DiLorenzo has appeared on the ILT stage before, notably with yours truly in Harvey. Other ILT favorites in the cast include Arthur Wilkes, Ron Creighton and Juliane Allen.

A recent newcomer to ILT is Kaylynn Iglesias, who recently appeared in Bless Me, Father. She plays the blind woman and is excellent in a role with unusual challenges. Other newcomers include Chris Smith and Charity Plows. As usual, all of the acting is top notch.

Steven and I brought my friend Diane to see the show. Scandalously, she had never been to an ILT production before. She was immediately enchanted with the theatre and, as I always do, enjoyed looking around at all the posters. She enjoyed the show a great deal, too, as, I believe, did everybody in the audience.

The show runs for another weekend, so area readers have a chance to sit on the edges of their seats too. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 31, February 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Doors open a half hour before curtain, no reserved seating, so get there early. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out.

For more information on Ilion Little Theatre you can visit their website at, email them at, Like them on Facebook, or call 315-894-3203.

3 responses »

  1. Once again. Another great blog. Your review of the play is much appreciated. The cast worked their butts off putting this together so its so nice to see it being recognized. You’re the best.

    • Lots of people have been praising this production. I hope you have sold-out houses for the second weekend! You know, I’ve been thinking I should do a post highlighting all the folks offstage whose contributions make these great plays possible.

      • I think that’s a good idea and you would cover it well. A lot of people are behind the scenes. The birth of the set to its maturity is something to focus on. Its like when we go to rehearsal in the evening elves must come in during the day and do there thing because there’s always something different to be seen and no one knows who does it. Very interesting.

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