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CastIron Carousel’s H.P. Lovecraft-influenced Marionette Play seeks funding

The CastIron Carousel seeks funding to stage an H.P. Lovecraft-influenced marionette play entitled The Doom That Came to Fiddle Creak in Portland, Oregon in the fall of 2013 with hopes of taking the show on tour to Seattle, Tacoma and other cities in the region.

The Doom That Came to Fiddle Creak is an original play set in the backwoods of North Carolina in the 1920s. The story is influenced by the Appalachian folkloric tradition of Jack tales and the weird horror writings of H.P. Lovecraft; its plot revolves around a reclusive family of sorcerers who perform a strange ritual once every twenty years. The ninety minute performance will be in three acts with nine scenes and seven set pieces each, furnished with a painted backdrop and props, six dramatic characters played by marionettes.

The CastIron Carousel makes marionette shows unlike any other troupe in the country. Dark and beautiful with a wry sense of humor, frightening and disturbing examples of puppetry not meant for small children.