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.
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“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, playwright, puppeteer and magician, and the Artistic Director of Eldritch Theatre, a Toronto theatre company specializing in horror plays using puppetry, live actors, and parlour magic. Woolfe’s work for Eldritch Theatre includes The Haunted Medicine Show, Madhouse Variations, The Babysitter, The Strange & Eerie Memoirs of Billy Wuthergloom, Dear Boss, Grendelmaus, and Sideshow of the Damned. He has been nominated for more than a dozen Dora Mavor Moore Awards, both as an actor and playwright. He is also a three-time nominee for the prestigious KM Hunter Memorial Award. Eric lives in Toronto.