When the carnival comes to Youngstown in the summer of 1976, recent high school graduate and aspiring magician Frank gets drawn into the enchanted world behind the curtains. His skills in the shooting galleries makes him a hero to the barkers, carnies, and townspeople as it simultaneously makes him a marked man in the eyes of the wizard behind the carnival’s trickery.
With a score influenced both by classical music and the music of the 1970s, and borrowing story elements from the ballet Swan Lake and the opera Der Freischutz, GROTESQUERIE LAKE is a fantastical story that reminds us to never lose focus- despite the distractions- while always remaining true to your vision.
GROTESQUERIE LAKE will be receiving a workshop/studio reading at Zeiders American Dream Theater in October-November 2019, directed by Chris Hanna. Performances: Friday Nov 1 at 7:30 pm, Saturday Nov at 7:30 pm, and Sunday Nov 3 at 2:30 pm.