Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe by Eric Coble

Produced by Terry Smith

Directed by Kat Brais

Stage Managed by Mary Ann Hall

Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself — and us — that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.

Auditions will be held on

Saturday, August 6 from 11:00am – 1:00pm


Sunday, August 7 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Those who would like to audition should reserve an audition slot on Sign-Up Genius and complete an audition form. Please send your resume and headshot to A candid selfie will do if you don’t have a headshot.

Prepare a 60-90-second dramatic or classic monologue. Be prepared for a cold reading from the script.

Bring all known conflicts. No absences will be permitted in the 2 weeks prior to opening night. Read through will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, August 10 in Sterling. Rehearsals will be held three days per week from 7:00 – 9:30pm starting Monday, August 22 – Thursday, September 22. Two weeks of tech will begin Monday, September 26 – Thursday, October 6.  Actors must be available for all performances.

Looking for 4 women or men.

The role of POE has been pre-cast. Everyone EXCEPT the actor portraying Poe will play multiple characters.

Character breakdown:

Actor 1- POE (Pre-Cast)

Actor 2- Edgar, Policeman #2

Actor 3- Roderick, Judge #2, Old Man

Actor 4- Madeline, Judge #1, Policeman #2

Actor 5- Raven, Sante

The actor cast as Sante must be able to perform on the floor and a raked platform.

There is a small stipend per performance.

All those cast must provide proof of Covid vaccination at first rehearsal.

Performances will be on October 8, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, all at 7:00pm.


Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.