David Hymel directs UpStage Theatre's Wait Until Dark. Frederick Knott's thrilling drama is set in a cramped New York apartment in the 1960s. It chronicles the story of Susy Hendrix, a blind woman, as she copes with a trio of con men who are convinced she's in possession of a drug stash. With her husband away, Susy has no one but a little girl in a neighboring apartment to turn to for help. UpStage plunges the entire theater into the dark for the play's gripping climax.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through June 8. Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights. For information, call 713-838-7191 or visit upstagetheatre.org. $15.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: May 31. Continues through June 8, 2013