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Dead End Dummy by Dick D. Zigun

This program is on hiatus.

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,

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., ( 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

Sideshows By The Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue at West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Performance Dates:
October 10-11-12
October 17-18-19
October 24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31
November 1-2

All Shows 8pm; except Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $15. 

Advance tickets for all performances, can be purchased here.  

Dead End Dummy Press
The Brooklyn Paper 
Daily News
Time Out New York

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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