About the Book
Gothic, witty, and theatrical, the plays in this collection will introduce readers to an irresistible new–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. Sideshow of the Damned brings us a panopoly of 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. Woolfe’s unique style uses live actors combined with puppets, simple stylized special effects, humour, and horror.
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“Eric Woolfe gets full marks for imagination.” —NOW Magazine
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.