SHORT PLAY
Suspense, Thriller
Horror is often the manifestation of guilt and regret, nothing more. But what comes to us at night
in the shadows might be far worse.

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Angus - Man, any adult age

Matilda - Woman, any adult age

THEMES
guilt, shadow figures, crime, supernatural
REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS
“A seductively sinister play filled with secrets, silences, and shadows. Angus and Matilda’s quiet confrontation touches on being unfaithful before veering into the unfathomable. Tension builds poetically and powerfully to a frightful finish that will linger with audiences long after the stage fades to blank.”
(Ken Preuss)
“In his ten-minute horror dynamo - OF NIGHT SHADOWS - John Mabey makes wonderful use of a window and a third character who doesn't enter or speak but is always there. Angus and Matilda grapple with his eerie existence - as if their lives and marriage depend upon it - until the chilling conclusion. Would love to experience this work in a dark musty theater, to feel the atmosphere the two characters work in harmony to create and I love it that Angus and Matilda can be any age. Will their marriage survive? Only the shadow knows.”
(Charles Scott Jones)
PRODUCTIONS
Qweerdog Theatre Company, Manchester, UK - 2021

Jakespeare Theatre Company, MA - 2022
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