Season 65

A Night of Dark Intent

By L Don Swartz
18 - 23 February, 2013

Just what is my focus for playing the part, did she do it or not?

Are you sure this is a good idea being stuck out here in the storm

No you can't be here you are in Jail

Its alright I am here to look after you

The set

Synopsis

Set in October 1978, A Night of Dark Intent is the story of six women who spend the weekend together in an abandoned house. The house, however, is no ordinary home – thirteen years before it was the location of the grisly Stark Killings, in which young Lenora Stark brutally murdered her parents. Now, as the six women try to unravel the secrets of what really happened thirteen years ago, they learn a horrifying truth: Lenora has escaped from her asylum and just might be coming home! A gripping tale that has you on the edge of your seat, not knowing what’s around the corner.


Cast

Miranda
GILLY ROGERS
Wilma
JACQUELINE SCOTT
Ingrid
BECKY KORDOWICZ
Holly
MARTHA WILSON
Mrs Thurmin
PATRICIA CLOUGH
Gretchen
VICKY BRANDY
Deputy Terry
BECKY HILL
Leonora Stark
LAURA CAMPBELL
Radio Announcer
JESSE SWARTZ
DIRECTOR
MERVYN BUTTON


Director's Notes

Set in October 1978, A Night of Dark Intent is the story of six women who spend the weekend together in an abandoned house. The house, however, is no ordinary home – thirteen years before it was the location of the grisly Stark Killings, in which young Lenora Stark brutally murdered her parents.

Now, as the six women try to unravel the secrets of what really happened thirteen years ago, they learn a horrifying truth: Lenora has escaped from her asylum and just might be coming home!

I read this play and was completely hooked. It has quite a few twists and turns, everything a good thriller should be and we have added a few more to keep you guessing all the way.

I hope you enjoy an intriguing evening in the hands of my lovely ladies!

Mervyn Button

About the Playwright

News that we were producing this play reached its author, Don Swartz, in New York. He asked if we would send him a poster of our production, which he is holding in the photograph. He sent the following message “I am thrilled and honoured that you are producing my play. It is the first time a play of mine is playing in England. You cannot imagine the excitement it is generating in Western New York! I wish I could be there. Break legs all round”.

L DON SWARTZ received his BA in Theatre Education from Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois and an MA in Theatre and English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His plays have been produced in 47 states, Nova Scotia, Ireland, Guam and British Columbia. Don has been Artistic Director of the very haunted Ghostlight Theatre in North Tonawnada, New York since 1982. Don married his favourite actress, Debby Koszelak, in 1991 and they share a noisy home with their four children, Emily, Rosemary, Donald and Michael.


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