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Publisher's Summary

A bonding adventure goes horribly wrong in this gripping story of trust, survival, and motherly instincts. Karla and her stepdaughter Olivia are alone on a remote family camping trip when news of a mysterious outbreak in nearby San Francisco begins to trickle in.

With little information to go on, the two women must identify the biggest threat to their safety: the supposedly deadly virus, the stranger who stumbles into their campsite, or each other.

Playwright Marisela Treviño Orta was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible-commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop Nightfall, which was directed by Elena Araoz.

Portions of this audiobook contain mature language and themes. Listener discretion is advised. 

©2020 Marisela Treviño Orta (P)2020 AO Media LLC

About the Creator

Marisela Treviño Orta is a graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop and a core writer at The Playwrights' Center. She has been awarded the 2006 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in Drama, the 2009 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Drama, the 2013 National Latino Playwriting Award, and is a 2019 Kendeda Finalist. Her plays have been produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, New Jersey Repertory Company, American Conservatory Theater, Stages Repertory Theatre, Halcyon Theatre, Shotgun Players, Su Teatro, and Brava Theater.

About the Performer

Cynthia Bastidas’s stage credits include the PlayOn! Shakespeare Festival (Classic Stage Company), Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theatre), #nowall (Eugene O'Neill Theater Center), The Mecca Tales (Sheen Theatre/Crossroads Theater), She She She (New Ohio Theatre), Informed Consent (Gulfshore Playhouse), Just Like Us (Denver Center Theatre), The Why Me Pen (Public Theater), Kita y Fernanda (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Co), Lost/Not Found (Up Theater), The World’s Fair Play Festival (Queens Theatre), The Golden Drum Year (Radical Evolution), Jackson Heights Trilogy (Theatre 167), Zero (Public Theater), and Anna in the Tropics (Lehman Stages). Television credits include Ramy S2 E6 and Homeland S6 E6. She has an MFA from Theater-Brooklyn College, and training from HB Studio, Labyrinth Master Class, and Andrew Wade-Royal Shakespeare Company.

About the Performer

MaYaa Boateng was recently featured in Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fairview. A standout both onstage and on-camera, Boateng’s work has been met with acclaimed distinction. In The New York Times, she is highlighted in Alex Hawgood’s Up Next artist spotlight series. Additional theater credits include Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, Or the Reeducation of Undine (Signature Theatre) and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (The Public, Delacorte). She finds purpose in delving into a range of characters and exploring dangerous beautiful depths of humanity. On-screen, she has recurred both on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and Showtime’s City on a Hill. Most recently, Boateng starred in the much-talked-about season finale episode of HBO's High Maintenance. She holds an MFA from NYU Graduate Acting.

About the Performer

Jeremy Jordan recently starred on Broadway opposite Kerry Washington in the provocative new play American Son, and then reprised his role in the Netflix film adaptation. Next up is his lead role as seminal record producer and Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart in the feature Spinning Gold and starring as Seymour in the New York production of the iconic Little Shop of Horrors. Other films include The Last 5 Years opposite Anna Kendrick, Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, and Newsies. His TV work includes as a series regular on The CW’s Supergirl, NBC’s Smash, and Disney Channel’s Tangled, and guest starring on The Flash, Elementary, and Law & Order: SVU. Other Broadway shows include his Tony-nominated starring role in Newsies, playing Clyde in Bonnie & Clyde (Theatre World Award), starring as Tony in West Side Story, and playing leads in Rock of Ages and Waitress.

What listeners say about Nightfall

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Misophonia sufferers beware

Very scene has eating or drinking sounds. I appreciate a good audio drama but the amount of eating and drinking sounds ruined the story for me. I tried to skip past it but that’s where they put the exposition. When will producers realize there are other ways to bring the listener into the story?

I gave up. The constant whining of the teenage character didn’t help the situation any. The story might be excellent after scene three. But I won’t find out.

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Scene 3 ruined it

Despite the annoying teenager it was OK. But when the guy showed up and spent the entire time crunching on chips while talking, "crunch crunch crunch gulp", I gave up. Who thinks that stupid noise could possibly add to the story?? Total fail. It's one think to read "constant crunching", it's another to have to listen to it. Send the director back to Directing 101.

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Step parents can relate!

This was a great listen while preparing dinner. I’m a big sci-fi fan, anything zombie apocalypse gets my attention. What a surprise that this book contains one of my favorite plots! The acting was great and I highly recommend this book. It explores the complexities of blended families and how emotionally challenging bridging the gap can be.

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Loved the way it was told

Made you feel you was there in the middle of it all. Fun to listen to.

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Great story and performance!

Was engaged for the entire story! I also love that this whole story took place in the context of a camping trip.

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Zombie Enthusiast

The narration was fantastic. Performances were great.

The story was an interesting take on the zombie scene.

Some of the dialogue in the beginning is kind of cringe. Seems unnatural and not the way in which two individuals would speak to one another.

Other than that the story kept me in until the end. Not terrific, but not terrible.

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This story was messed up

This was just dark and dumb. The ending is obvious, unwanted and unsatisfying. The background stories don't make any sense.

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Very Good Drama

The acting was pretty good, if not a little cringe in a few places, but the writing was excellent! And the payoff at the end was well worth it!

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I liked it!

I liked it! I enjoy horror stories and to have a story in less than two hours is sometimes just what I need. Some say they didn’t like the ending, but I did. I usually like endings wrapped up but in this case, I liked the idea that this could’ve ended in two different ways and it’s up to the listener to decide.

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creepy

If you like horror stories you'll like this one. Turns out it was a bit too much for me.

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