Creatures of the Night
by Overtime Theater

Feb. 26 - Mar. 26, 2016

Every darkness has its monsters... and its heroes.

Creatures of the Night is a noir-style mystery that follows a private eye as she tries to navigate the maze of torments inflicted on her and her allies as they face the very real monsters in their midst.  We meet Detectives Valentine and Dandy at their usual coffee shop haunt and the play introduces us to the other people who populate their world – a police detective, a newbie reporter, a damaged secretary, and several unsavory characters – as that world turns ever darker.


Sara Nixon Hemmi (photo by Jay Overton)

 Emily Fitzgerald is the Executive Director and co-founder of The Southwest Association of Literary and Dramatic Artists (SWALDA) and the Promotions and Communications Director of The Overtime Theater.  She is a graduate of Trinity University (BA 1995), The University of Wisconsin-Madison (MA 2000), and St. Mary’s University School of Law (JD 2003).  Past favorite directing projects include And Then There Were None; 12th Night, or What You Will with her “kids”; Julie, a full production by SWALDA, written by William M. Razavi; and The Professionals (William M. Razavi), Murder at the Chateau le Shadow (Scott McDowell),and A Numbers Game (Emily Fitzgerald)at the Overtime. 

Creatures of the Night is a passion project and well over a year, all told, in the writing.  “I am fascinated, like many of us, with monsters and the easiest way to work out that fear is with fiction.  I am also an obsessive mystery reader and being able to bring elements of some of my favorite detectives, especially J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas, together and imbue them with life my own way was an irresistible opportunity.  Writing a mystery, that leaves clues that hopefully will only be seen in retrospect, but do lead to the answer, was a new challenge and one I hope you enjoy.  I also hope you don’t solve it:  like a magic trick, it’s so much more fun to be surprised.”



Director:  Emily Fitzgerald 
AD:  Jay Overton

Detective Annabelle Valentine, PI - Sarah Nixon Hemmi
Detective Mike Dandy, PI - Miguel Di Costanzo
Joe - Jay Overton
Adele Dixon - Adele Dixon
Piper Prudeaux - Debbie Basham-Burns
Lt. Jefferson Thomas - Justin Keown
Aurore Clement - Laura Epstein
Irene Lerad - Cristina Rodriguez
Laura Felds - Michele Wisniewski
Jessup - Chelsea Robertson


Creatures of the Night
by Emily Fitzgerald
Overtime Theater

February 26 - March 26, 2016
Overtime Theater
5409 Bandera Road, Unit 205
near I-410
San Antonio, TX, 78238

 Fridays and Saturdays February 26, 27; March 4, 5; March  11, 12; March 18, 19; March 25, 26 at 8:00 pm;

Sundays, March 6 at 7 pm and March 20 at 3 pm.


1203 Camden, Near the Pearl Brewery Complex, San Antonio, Texas, 78215 

Tickets: $15.00 General Admission; $10.00 SATCO, Teachers, Students, Military, Seniors, Area service industry.  Thursdays are Pay What You Will.

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