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November 14, 2013

Building suspense

Psychological thriller 'Wait Until Dark' opens at Firehouse tonight


It all builds to a shocking finale, revealed when the lights come back on.

“The last part of the show just gives me shivers,” Berit said.

The cast also includes Michael Barry as Sam, Peter Leonard-Solis as Roat, Jimmy Sawyer as Carlino, and Michael O’Malley and James T. Turner III as police officers.

If you go

What: “Wait Until Dark”

When: Tonight through Sunday, Nov. 24. Performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Where: Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport

How much: $25 for nonmembers, $23 for members. All tickets tonight are $17.

More information: 978-462-7336 or

Calling all actors

The Firehouse will hold auditions Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its 12th annual New Works Festival. A number of roles are available for ages 14 to 70. The festival consists of 17 10-minute plays, one one-act play and one full-length play.

Actors should prepare two contrasting monologues of up to one minute each. Memorization is not required. A résumé/biography of theater experience is also recommended, along with a head shot for actors who have not performed at the Firehouse before.

To schedule an audition, call 978-499-9931 or email The festival is scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25 and Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

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