The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy (2019)
Playwright: Eric Woolfe
Director: Dylan Trowbridge
Red Sandcastle Theatre
November 13th, 2019 – November 24th, 2019
The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy is a play by Eric Woolfe who uses puppets and close-up magic based on the Faust Legend. An eerie tale of unholy larceny and Klondike gold. Based on the sworn testimony of the miserable souls who survived this terrifying ordeal. Strange things loom in the midday moon, where lost men moil for gold.
Our hero, Brimstone, is caught up in the Canadian Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. An alchemy of historical fact, ancient legend, true stories of Old West grifters and card sharps, the works of HP Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and Robert Service, and a good deal of heartbreak and whimsy, this epic tale tells the story of a two-bit conman and how he lost his true love to the dark spirits of the North as a result of his greed and lust for gold and “the sure thing” game. (eldritchtheatre.ca)