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Voices in the Dark

John Pielmeier
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Winner of the Mystery Writers of America's 1999 Edgar Award


A radio talk-show host is menaced by a threatening caller in this psychological thriller.

Production Info

Cast: 6 total (1 female, 5 male)
Full Length Drama (about 110 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“VOICES IN THE DARK reminds us just how fun and entertaining a good thriller can be. So what if you have a few nightmares, jump every time the phone rings for the next couple of weeks, and are never able to look a hot tub in the face again? It’s worth it.” —Fergus McGillicuddy,

“It may take a psychologist to tell us why we enjoy being frightened, why we yearn to enter the most sinister crevices of our mind. Although the slice and dice thriller is more popular on film than on stage, playwright John Pielmeier hopes to change that with his fun-filled, fatuously lurid new thriller, VOICES IN THE DARK.” —Simon Saltzman, U S 1

“A psychological thriller, this new play by John Pielmeier keeps theatergoers on the edge of their seats throughout … Pielmeier, who also penned AGNES OF GOD, has written a wonderful thriller with many unpredictable twists and turns.” —Debbie Mura, The Courier-News

About the Author


  • John Pielmeier

    John Pielmeier's plays include AGNES OF GOD (Broadway); THE BOYS OF WINTER (Broadway); SLEIGHT OF HAND (Broadway); VOICES IN THE DARK (Edgar Award, Broadway); SLOW DANCE WITH A HOT PICKUP (musical with Matty Selman, winner of New Hampshire Theatre Award, Best New Play). Selected Film and TV: Agnes of God (WGA nomination); Choices of the Heart (Humanitas Award, Christopher Award, WGA nomination); Sins of the Father (Humanitas nomination, WGA nomination); Hitler: The Rise of Evil (Emmy nomination); The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Emmy nomination, WGA nomination); Gifted Hands (Humanitas nomination, Image Award, Epiphany Award); The Pillars of the Earth (WGA nomination). He has written and had produced over twenty films for television. He is married to playwright/poet Irene O'Garden.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 12/16/2020
Pages 104
ISBN 9780881457476

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by ACT, Seattle

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Voices in the Dark is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


3/3/2017 – 3/18/2017
Old Town Actors Studio
Pocatello, ID

10/7/2016 – 10/15/2016
Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble
Fredericksburg, VA