The Night Is My Enemy

by  Fred Carmichael

Full Length Play  /  5m, 5f

"From the eerie opening to the final curtain, suspense was well sustained, comedy relief unforced, and never irrelevant." - Rutland Herald

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The Night Is My Enemy

by  Fred Carmichael

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material

Additional Info

Suspense and terror are interwoven with humor to provide a thrilling evening. Set in 1900, the play takes place in a large house on the British coast. The story revolves around Roane Shepperley, a blind girl, and her change from a girl into a woman. An accidental death is proved to be murder and it becomes obvious that a maniac is intent upon getting rid of those who are imperfect, making Roane next. An attempt on her life reveals the murderer to the audience but not to Roane. Slowly but surely all those in the house are taken care of until Roane faces the murderer alone a blind girl versus an unbalanced killer.
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Reviews

"From the eerie opening to the final curtain, suspense was well sustained, comedy relief unforced, and never irrelevant." - Rutland Herald

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Setting: The Fontaines' country home somewhere on the English Coast. September, 1900.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
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Casting

5m, 5f
ROANE SHEPPERLEY
TESSIE
MARGARET BILLER
TOMMY
HESTER FONTAINE
AUGUSTA GARVEY
GERALD CLAYTON
ORA FONTAINE
HUBERT BILLER
RODNEY CHURCH
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Authors

Fred Carmichael

Fred Carmichael

The Night is My Enemy was first presented at the Dorset Playhouse in Dorset, Vermont on August 12, 1955. It was directed by the author.

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