About the Book
Dear Boss: A Fortean Investigation of Jack the Ripper explores the culture of madness and paranoia that seized Whitechapel in the autumn of 1888. It is a murder mystery and a romantic horror story for three actors and thirty puppets, which tells of an imagined investigation of the Ripper Murders by the American chronicler of the Unexplained, Charles Fort–a famous researcher of such phenomena as spontaneous combustion, raining fish and frogs, ghosts and flying saucers–and his assistant, The Elephant Man.
News & Reviews
“Jack the Ripper was one of the world’s most horrific serial killers–horribly violent, sadistic and unrepentant. So it is surprising a play based on the notorious serial killer, bloody hilarious… dark and disturbing, but surprising it is also extremely humorous and witty.” —Calgary Sun
About the Author
Eric Woolfe is an actor and director. His latest play, Dear Boss is about Jack the Ripper and opens in Toronto this season. He began his career as an actor, and, as a result of frequent unemployment, branched out into puppeteering and playwriting in 1998. He is also furiously at work on Madhouse Variations, a trilogy of short horror plays adapted from writers who are smarter than he is.