November 07 - November 16, 2014
10pm Fridays & Saturdays / 6pm Sundays
Written by Dick Zigun
Directed by Trav S.D.
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.
CAST: Scott Baker as Max; Poor Baby Bree as Sara; Douglas Mackrell as Edison; Becca Bernard as Beethoven; Rhiannon Schaeffer as Shadow 1; and Arianna Geneson as Shadow 2.
CREW: Meryl Vladimer, Executive Director, CIUSA; Sarah Lahue, production stage manager; Kate Dale, prop and set design; Marie Roberts, scenic painter.
photo credit: Kenny Lombardi