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Voices in the DarkVoices in the Dark
By John Pielmeier
October 15 - November 6, 2004
Directed by
Brenda Williams

Mysterious phone calls, a remote cabin, a storm and a woman alone are all part of the stew that John Pielmeier cooks up for VOICES IN THE DARK.

At the play’s start, we meet Dr. Lil, a psychotherapist with the #1 radio talk show in the country who has an astounding track record for saving desperate callers’ lives. She juggles a commuter marriage with her husband based in Washington, D.C., while she broadcasts from Manhattan.

Her career is soaring, but her marriage has taken a nosedive, so she arranges a weekend retreat to her husband’s cabin in the Adirondacks to try and sort things out.

 Ellen Webster and Paul James in VOICES IN THE DARK   Richard Kint and Ellen Webster in VOICES IN THE DARK

Some mysterious phone calls that start on her radio show follow her to the cabin, and when her husband doesn’t arrive as planned, Lil is left alone for the weekend. Soon the ominous phone calls continue, and she has more than her marriage to save – perhaps her very life.

VOICES IN THE DARK garnered the 1999 Edgar Award (named for Edgar Allan Poe) for Best Mystery Play.

Ellen Webster and Jordan Weeks in VOICES IN THE DARK

Over the years, playwright John Pielmeier has also written numerous television films in addition to plays, but he is probably best known for his play “Agnes of God” and the subsequent film which starred Anne Bancroft, Jane Fonda and Meg Tilly.  A psychiatrist figures prominently in that story, as well.
 

 THE CAST    

Jon Haque and Ellen Webster in VOICES IN THE DARK

Ellen Webster in VOICES IN THE DARK

Caller #1   Rhonda Clark
Lil   Ellen Webster
Caller #2   ???
Owen   Jordan T. Weeks
Hack   Jon Haque
Red   Jay Spellman
Bill   Don Lusk
Blue   Paul James
Egan   Richard Kint
     

THE CREW

   
Director   Brenda Williams
Set & Costume Design   Corey Martin
Lighting Design/
Sound Engineer
  Steven Gillmore
Stage Manager   Courtney L. Hahne
Set Construction   Corey Martin
Shannon Murray
Scenic Painting   Corey Martin
Rhonda Clark
Properties   Rhonda Clark
Running Crew   Khris Daniels
Christi Newbury
Poster Design   Phil Carlton
Web Photos   Rhonda Clark
CST Webmasters   Don Lusk
Phil Carlton
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 SPECIAL THANKS TO

Metro Builders Supply - Craig & Kristi Edelman - Joe Daleo - Doobie Potter - Suzanne Charney

Cast Sponsor - Kim & Scott Weaver
Opening Night Sponsors - Steve & Maggie Dixon


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