This two-person shadow-puppet play with songs revolves around a bizarre true story of Midwestern town who blames a spate of nightmares on the unidentified corpse the town displayed for decades. More…
In 1929, a dead body is found and placed on display in hopes of identification. That's when "Dead Dreams" began: experience-shared recurring nightmares of that haunted sleepy town of Sabina OH, and the stranger-than-fiction story of Eugene.
for a previous production “A dandy little ghost story. Strickland and MacDonald, Fringe vets and ace storytellers, use song, puppetry and light — such clever use of light — to set the creepy mood...The opening sequence that lays out the story doesn’t have quite the right tone...But stick with this, and let the fear grow as the dreams go by...There was not a peep during this spellbinding performance — even when all the lights went out.” Full Review
for a previous production “The show is not really about the 13 stories...Each isn’t a full narrative but is instead either a musical interlude, an absurdist dream or nightmare...A couple of them are quite well-developed and truly chilling...But it’s the linking story that’s the best part...Not only did MacDonald and Strickland create this show...but they do just about everything themselves, from singing to narrating to executing the wizard-like shadow and flashlight effects with precision. Their artistry will haunt you.” Full Review