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Coney Island USA presents a month long October Halloween Haunt/Interactive Theater Experience full of horror, crime and bad language, from October 9th through November 1st, 2015 at Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Avenue at West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY. The performance is a production of our resident theater company: Funhouse Philosophers.

THE RIDE INSPECTOR'S NIGHTMARE is written and directed by Dick Zigun and features Guest Artist Zero Boy as 80 year old retiring Chief Ride Inspector Patty McKay. The audience joins the cast at the end of McKay's retirement banquet which has been going on for hours of drinking, accident related story telling and extreme drug use. At the end of the party, Patty McKay falls asleep, sleepwalks and re-experiences nightmares associated with his long career.

The audience is pre-warned to expect this show to be 100% disturbing & dangerous with dirty language, adult content, drug use and audience abuse. 

"Prepare for a Jackson Pollock–esque splattering of blood, guts and sickening sounds at this violently fun show written and directed by Dick Zigun." Time Out New York.  

As seen in the New York Daily News Fall 2015 haunted house guide!

Performance schedule (Click the time, to purchase tickets for that performance):

Friday, October 23 at 8PM
Saturday, October 24 at 7PM (V.I.P. Event, $50)
Sunday, October 25 at 6PM

Wednesday, October 28 at 8PM
Thursday, October 29 at 8PM
Friday, October 30 at 8PM & 10PM
Saturday, October 31 at 8PM & 10PM
Sunday, November 1 at 6PM

Tickets are $15 online or at the door, except, October 24th's V.I.P. Event ($50).

Zero Boy, an Entertainer and “vocal cartoonist” is an East Village icon, renowned for his unique blend of sound and mime, the results being akin to a performed comic book. A prolific entertainer, his solo comedic routines have been featured throughout the U.S. and Europe in traditional theater, vaudeville, burlesque, festivals, standup comedy, television, radio, film, digital media/art as well as benefits and special events. On television, his vocal acrobatics have been featured on Fox and Friends, Good Day New York and MTV. He has performed at Joe’s Pub, Town Hall, Cooper Union Hall, and at the New York Public Library as part of The Moth series.

Dick Zigun is the Founder/Artistic Director of Coney Island USA and has an MFA in playwriting from Yale School of Drama. Last year his play DEAD END DUMMY was seen at La MaMa.

The cast also includes Alfonso Cruz, Patrick Salazar, Princess Pat Muko and Nati Amos. The show is designed by Kate Dale with video mapping projections by Dennis Catalfumo.

THE RIDE INSPECTOR'S NIGHTMARE is supported by funding from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.