Dead End Dummy by Dick D. Zigun
Written by Coney Island USA’s Founder and Artistic Director Dick D. Zigun, Dead End Dummy is an expressionistic Halloween time trip that uses the eerie atmosphere of the sideshow to take you into the mind of a disturbed vaudeville ventriloquist, played by Sideshows by the Seashore’s Scott Baker – who actually performs ventriloquism in the role. His journey takes him from vaudeville and melodrama, through gramophones and silent films, old time radio, and 50s television and ultimately a Quixotic attempt at a vaudeville revival. Along the way, he meets his nemesis Thomas Edison (Douglas Mackrell, The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel), and is separated from the love of his life (singer Poor Baby Bree, PoorBabyBree.com).
The show features a live musical score, played on cello, piano, uke and toy xylophone by Becca Bernard, and was directed by downtown showman Trav S.D., (travsd.wordpress.com) who most recently produced and directed the sold out NYC Fringe hit I’ll Say She Is, the first ever revival of the Marx Brothers’ first Broadway show.
"...on the wacky side. Way out..." - Time Out New York
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