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The Eldritch Plays

The Eldritch Plays
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Author: Eric Woolfe
Publisher: Scirocco Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 176
Pub. Date: 2004
ISBN-10: 092048655X
ISBN-13: 9780920486559

About the Play:

Gothic, witty and theatrical, the plays in this collection will introduce you to an irresistible and highly original dramatic voice. Visit Eric Woolfe's world if you dare! The three works included in The Eldritch Plays are populated by some of the wildest creatures ever seen on a Canadian stage. Eric Woolfe's unique style uses live actors combined with puppets, simple stylized special effects, humour, and horror.

Sideshow of the Damned brings us a panoply of Eric Woolfe characters: mad scientists, werewolves, would-be necromancers and ghouls juxtaposed against the quotidian, to great comic effect.

In The Strange and Eerie Memoirs of Billy Wuthergloom, a small boy leads a fairly ordinary life until puberty, a succubus, and a strange friend named Herskill Fischmascher take him places he never wanted to go.

And in the critically-acclaimed Grendelmaus, two co-workers have to deal with an evil mouse made immortal by eating the dead flesh of Grendel as well as a finicky work supervisor, an eccentric mother, an ancient book of spells, and, naturally, love (Cast: 1 woman, 1 man).

What people say:

"Eric Woolfe gets full marks for imagination." — NOW Toronto

About the Playwright:

Eric Woolfe is a Canadian actor, playwright, puppeteer and magician, and the Artistic Director of Eldritch Theatre, a Toronto Company specializing in horror plays using puppetry, live actors, and parlour magic. His works often explore a myriad of themes and often incorporate elements of the uncanny or supernatural. These plays seek to develop innovations in staging, including the extensive incorporation of various forms of puppetry, mask and a post-Brechtian approach to staging the fantastic. He is a three time nominee for the prestigious KM Hunter Memorial Award. The World Encyclopedia of Puppetry lists him as one of Canada's exciting new wave of notable puppeteers.

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