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Toronto: Eldritch Theatre presents “The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy” November 13-24

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy is back for our 20th Abominaversary celebration of creating 20 years of horrific puppetry and magic. Performed and written by Eric Woolfe (Space Opera Zero!) 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”. 

Directed by Dylan Trowbridge (Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage), with sound by Jude Haines and lighting by Kaitlin Hickey, the design of your experience is led by Melanie McNeill (Dora Award for Madhouse Variations and Space Opera Zero!) which is to evoke a Den of Sin.

Presented at Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East Toronto, November 13th - November 24th, 2019 with shows at 8 pm Tuesdays through Saturday, and Sunday matinees at 3 pm. Tickets start at $25 in advance and can be purchased online: or for $35 at the door.

*Don’t forget to try your courage with our enhanced ticket option of the post-performance demonstration of Gambler Cheats and Confidence Tricks both Natural and Supernatural held in the Creepy Basement of the Theatre.

Eldritch Theatre presents

The Harrowing Of Brimstone McReedy

Written & Performed by Eric Woolfe
Directed by Dylan Trowbridge 

November 13th - November 24th 2019
Opening Night: Friday November 14th, 8:00 pm
Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East Toronto
Tuesday-Saturday @ 8 PM • Sunday Matinee @ 3PM
(with Pay-What-You-Wish Sundays!)

All Tickets $35 at the door ($25 Online Advance/PWYW Sundays)

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