Holler, Beached, Block: The Tragedies

Holler, an Appalachian Tragedy


  • MacCoy - Late 20s. An addict. Washboard.
  • Little Lady - Late teens. His wife. Mandolin.

She may also appear as:

  • Three Beautiful Women - His vision.
  • Uncle Duck - His uncle.
  • "Ugly" Duck Junior - His cousin.
  • Bandit - His kin.
  • Flynn - His killer.

The Old-Time Band - Guitar. Banjo. Bass. Fiddle.


Mythic Appalachia. MacCoy’s home.


Summer. It’s very hot.

Beached, an Island Tragedy


  • Cory O'Leary - W. A musician. Soprano, guitar.
  • Rainer O'Leary - M. A comedian. Tenor, percussion.
  • George O'Leary - W. A dancer. Alto, percussion.
  • Akiva Eidelman - M. A dancer. Baritone, keys.
  • Fran Kelly - M. Bass, tenor guitar.

The Shanty Band - Guitar. Bass. Fiddle. The sounds of the storm.


A small island in Maine. The kind you can only reach by mailboat.


Early fall. The air is brisk, and the sky is always pink.

Block, a Neighborhood Tragedy


  • Nahum - Son of Noah. Tenor guitar.
  • Hevel - Brother of Ora. Keys.
  • Ora - Sister of Hevel. Percussion.

The Klezmer Band - Guitar. Bass. Fiddle. The dybukk.


A small Brooklyn neighborhood. 1 x 1 block. Home of the Boyberik Jews.

A bare apartment. Maybe 20 x 20 feet. Home of Noah, who is dead.


Winter. Cold and dark.


Praise for Holler, An Appalachian Tragedy

“Eddy plays Little Lady almost as a vampire, and the old-school kind: seductive, frightening, and probably crazy…Eddy has undeniable stage presence and a startlingly elastic voice, able to coo and screech, howl and sing.”

“Following in the vein of A Thousand Acres or RanHoller makes a fleet and strong argument for Shakespeare’s enduring relevance…Holler compels us to pay attention—to the past and the present.”

Brian Slattery for The New Haven Independent

“It’s a joy to listen to…beautifully arranged and performed by talented players. The string work is diverse and works together well to set a scaffold over which vocals and less prominent instruments fill out a beautiful tapestry of sound…You’re in for a delight.”

Lisa Regula Meyer for Ear to the Ground Music