Good suspense leaves us heavily invested in plot and character. We hate it and love it at the same time. We vicariously experience danger and anxiety while looking forward to the satisfaction of the eventual resolution for our hero. The deliberate unknowns in the plot of a well-written thriller heighten our anticipation of what is around the next corner. This rich and complicated story created by Fredrick Knott and tweaked by Jeffrey Hatcher is peppered with great surprises and a mounting sense of unease and tightening tension. It is a play that rewards attention and patience. It is doubly suspenseful and rewarding because we become aware of the peril of the trap and then we become aware of Susan becoming aware of the peril.
But that’s all a bit academic isn’t it? We hope you’ll enjoy this performance for visceral, not intellectual, reasons. Because at some point your heart will beat faster, you might lean forward, you might clench your jaw, you might forget to breathe.
Director Scott Ford
Scott's directing credits at Lyric Arts include The Spitfire Grill, Boeing Boeing, The Glass Menagerie, Picnic, Hormel Girls, Hairspray, Noises Off!, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Doubt: A Parable, and Over the River and Through the Woods. In 2012, he was appointed as a Resident Director of Lyric Arts. He earned his MA from Illinois State University and received additional graduate training in Theatre at New York University and the University of Minnesota. Scott teaches at Anoka-Ramsey Community College where he has directed about 40 shows including his play Flavio Betrayed: A Commedia, which was produced last year.