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Weird is the Night

by Fred Rogerson

Director: Delaney Gilmour

Producers: Abby Walkner, Margaret Shearman

Run Dates: July 11 to 13, 2024



Audition Dates: In person: May 4 and 5 (Saturday and Sunday) at 3:00 pm (scheduled times). Self-tape submissions will also be accepted prior to May 4, 2024.

Callbacks: May 6 at 7pm (in person)


  • Saturday, May 4 (3:00 - 4:30): Guildford Library (15105 105 Ave., Surrey)

  • Sunday, May 5 (3:00 - 4:30): Fleetwood Library (15996 84 Ave., Surrey)

  • Monday, May 6 (7:00 - 8:30) Callbacks: Surrey Central Library (10350 University Dr., Surrey)


Audition slots are 10 minutes each. Please respond to to schedule your audition time. Auditions will be sides from the script – please request the sides you need.


About the Play:


When two teenage sisters spend the night in the old Victorian house of their aunt Mary, they find their imaginations interfering with their sleep. Mrs. Darkways, the housekeeper, comes to their door to warn them against sleeping in this room—this haunted room. The terrified girls discover the story of their ancestors, a cursed ruby and ghastly murders. This eerie story has its share of humor and even a double surprise ending.


Melissa Brent (F, 18-20 years): Elder sister, she is a young lady prone to romantic ideas.

Alison Brent (F, 16 - 18): Younger sister, she is prone to dramatic ideas.

Miss Valentine (F, 60s- 70s): Elderly spinster, rather flighty.

Mrs. Darkways (F, 40s – 60s): Dressed entirely in black, she is dark and sinister; a queen of the melodramatic.


Show Details:

Run Date: July 11 to 13, 2024 (two shows on July 13th)

Rehearsals: Monday evenings and Thursday evenings starting Monday, May 13th, as well as the afternoons of Saturday, May 11th and 18th.

At the Audition:

  • Auditions are open to everyone regardless of background, race, gender, orientation, or ability. We encourage everyone to audition as we will be casting whoever is best for the role.

  • Actors may submit self-tape auditions via file transfer. If interested, please send your headshot and resume to and you will receive instructions and sides for your submission.

  • Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Actors are encouraged to read the script on their own prior to auditioning.

  • Please bring a résumé and headshot to auditions

  • This is a NON-EQUITY, volunteer production

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