GREENE, N.Y. (WIVT/WBGH) – The Chenango River Theatre is presenting a classic thriller that has the audience hanging on every twist and turn.

“Wait Until Dark” is about a woman who recently lost her sight and accidentally comes into possession of an item sought by two murderous thieves. Throughout the suspenseful drama, the audience often knows more than the main character Susan Hendrix, while also being left in the dark about other revelations.

Shonita Joshi portrays Hendrix. She says she can feel the tension in the room as the engaged audience is rooting for her.

“I can feel that the whole time because every time I’m making a ‘wrong decision’ for them, they’re like, ‘Ooo! No!’ I’m like, thank you, thank you so much. Then you hear that throughout until the moment she realizes what’s going on and they’re all like ‘Yes!’,” said Joshi.

Joshi says she developed a technique of blurring her vision so that she can more believably portray blindness.

She says CRT is using an adapted version of the original play set in the 1940’s with additional plot twists.

Wait Until Dark has one more weekend to go. Showtimes are September 14 through September 17 at 7:30 and Sunday at 2. For tickets, go to or call the 24-hour box office line at (607)656-8499.