13 DEAD DREAMS OF 'EUGENE' Comes to Soho Playhouse
Coming to the Soho Playhouse this November is the award-winning 13 Dead Dreams of "Eugene," a dark and thrilling shadow play with music, based on the true story of a dead body that was on display for 35 years in a small Ohio town. The body was never identified and, for reasons that sound too strange to be true, residents began to refer to the body as "Eugene."
This 60-minute live performance brings to life the recurring nightmares, commonly referred to as Dead Dreams, which were shared by the town's residents throughout the period "Eugene" remained unburied.
13 Dead Dreams of "Eugene" won "Best Show" at this year's Orlando Fringe Festival. In 2016 it was an official selection of the Twin Cities Horror Fest, and was named to the Cincinnati Enquirer's top shows of 2017. The show is performed entirely in the dark, using only flashlights and shadow puppetry - a mix of full-body shadow puppetry and original shadow cut-outs - in front of and behind an eight-foot-tall shadow screen.
Fringe veterans Erika Kate MacDonald (Orlando Fringe Critic's Choice Award - "Best Female Performer" 2014) and Paul Strickland (Orlando Fringe Veteran Producer's Award 2017) are partners in art and life who currently live just off the coast of Cincinnati in northern Kentucky. Outside of Fringe, this year Erika's shadow puppet adaptation of Carnival of the Animals was featured at the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and Paul's tall tales will be featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough. 12-time Best of Fest winners, they tour their work professionally across the U.S. and Canada. They originally wrote and developed this show for the Twin Cities Horror Fest in 2016. For press photos please visit ainttrue.com .
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES FOR 13 DEAD DREAMS OF "EUGENE"
"Best Show" - Orlando Fringe Critics' Choice Awards (2018) | Best of Fest - Orlando Sentinel (2018) | Best of Fest - Orlando Weekly (2018) | SOLD OUT - Orlando Fringe (2018) | Top Shows of the Year - Cincinnati Enquirer (2017) | Official Selection - Twin Cities Horror Fest (2016)
TICKETS AND INFORMATION
Tickets on sale now at sohoplayhouse.com.
Venue: Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St., New York, NY
Show dates and times (60 minutes): Tue. 11/6 7pm; Thu. 11/8 8:30pm; Sat. 11/10 10pm; Sun. 11/11 4pm; Tue. 11/13 8:30pm; Thu. 11/15 7pm; Fri. 11/16 7pm; Sat. 11/17 10pm.
Rating: Parental Guidance (13+) Advisories: Shadowy nightmare fuel
Festival dates November 6 - December 16, 2018.
For more info about 2018 Fringe Encore Series - Soho Playhouse visit sohoplayhouse.com.
Photo Credit: Dan R. Winters