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 Ran, Holler makes a fleet and strong argument for Shakespeare’s enduring relevance…Holler compels us to pay attention—to the past and the present.”
“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.”