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Everyman Theatre will open season with a shock

Everyman Theatre will open season with a shock

People of a certain age might still get a chill at the mention of the 1967 film "Wait Until Dark."

It earned Audrey Hepburn an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Susan, a blind woman caught up in nefarious business. When con men arrive at Susan's Greenwich Village flat to retrieve something she has no knowledge of, the resulting battle of wits and nerves is capped with one heck of a visual shock — it routinely turns up on lists of all-time scariest movie scenes.

The film was based on a play by Frederick ("Dial M for Murder") Knott that ran on Broadway 50 years ago. In 2013, Jeffrey Hatcher adapted the play, tweaking various details, and...