Dead End Dummy by Dick D. Zigun opens October 10th!
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.
Sideshows By The Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue at West 12th Street, Brooklyn
Performance Dates: October 10-11-12, 17-18-19, 24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-Nov. 1-2
All Shows 8pm; except Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $15.
Advance tickets for all performances, can be purchased here.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.