The Eldritch Plays

Eric Woolfe

Book of three theatre plays made for a few actors and a lot of puppets: Grendelmaus, Strange & Eerie Memoirs of Billy Wuthergloom, and Sideshow of the Damned.

The first play is more akin to sketch comedy, which was pretty hit or miss. The second play had a somewhat awkward premise, but had very nice little musical numbers. The third play was all-around great. Unlike reading other plays though, I do not doubt the difference in reading these versus seeing them performed—which by now would be quite difficult. Some reviews of the original showtimes say the puppetry lacked verisimilitude, but added a surrealist element to the drama, wherein one actor playing multiple characters makes you wonder if it isn't just all happening in their own heads.

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