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5 Prisoners

By Ghoulish Delights

Written by Pat Harrigan, John Heimbuch, Ariel Pinkerton, Tim Uren, and Duck Washington

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This sci-fi/horror anthology features five short scenes about unexpected spaces that confine unexpected prisoners, written by Pat Harrigan, John Heimbuch, Ariel Pinkerton, Tim Uren, and Duck Washington.
Gun/Weapon usage,Loud noises,Violence
The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 12-15 and up
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Sat 08/05 4:00 PM

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Cast and Crew
Pat Harrigan
Writer (Untitled)
Patrick Harrigan is the author of the novel Lost Clusters (2005), and the short story collections Thin Times and Thin Places (2012), The Lecture Tour (2019) and On Tour Forever (2022). He is the co-editor of several MIT Press books concerning games and new media: Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming (2016), with Matthew Kirschenbaum; and the series First Person, Second Person and Third Person (2004-2009), with Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Other work of his has been published with Camden House, Fantasy Flight Games, Chaosium, Pagan Publishing, Gameplaywright, and ETC Press. He also co-hosts “Get Off My World!”, a podcast about the TV show Doctor Who. He lives in Minneapolis. Find his works for sale here:
John Heimbuch
Writer (Suit the Action)
John Heimbuch is the Artistic Director of Walking Shadow Theatre Company. His original full-length plays include William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead, A Midwinter Night’s Revel, The Transdimensional Couriers Union, S. Gunter Klaus and the Story Before, The King is Dead, Squawk, 10-Speed Revolution and The Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen. He is also a stage director and filmmaker, and has been performing Charlie Bethel's Beowulf and Gilgamesh across the country. He can be found online at
Dawn Krosnowski
Performer (Suit the Action, The Gift that Keeps on Giving, Untitled) - August 10
Dawn Krosnowski is a Twin Cities based actor best known for voicing and puppeteering at CONvergence the mascots as well as her work with The Historic Mounds Theatre as Q in "It's an Honorable Life" every winter. This Fringe, Dawn is also appearing as Dawn Wick in the Snikt! Bamf! Thwip! production of "Jon Wick by Tim Wick (no relation)" at Theatre in the Round. Need more Dawn?
Gregory Parks
Performer (Suit the Action, The Gift that Keeps on Giving, Random Number Generator, Untitled)
Ariel Pinkerton
Writer (The Gift that Keeps on Giving)/ Performer (Suit the Action, The Gift that Keeps on Giving, Untitled) - August 5, 6, 12, 13
Ariel describes herself as an actress, lighting designer, storyteller and general ne’er-do-well. Over the last twenty years, she’s worked with local theater institutions such as Nimbus Theatre, Chameleon Theatre, 20% Theatre, and many others. In addition to her work as part of Ghoulish Delights, she is also a company member of Freshwater Theatre and Co-Artistic Director of Fortunes Fool.
Boo Segersin
Performer (Suit the Action, The Gift that Keeps on Giving, Random Number Generator, Moonbase IV)
This is Boo's 8th year at the Minnesota Fringe! You may have seen her in past Fringe productions with The Winding Sheet Outfit ("Årsgång", "The Darger Project", "Edward Lear", "Blood Nocturne", "Sisters Fox"), Theatre Pro Rata ("The Convent of Pleasure"), Really Spicy Opera ("Game of Thrones: The Musical"), or Ghoulish Delights ("Melancholy London"). Outside Fringe she has performed with many lovely companies such as Wayward Theatre Company, Transatlantic Love Affair, Nimbus Theater, Stages Theatre Company, Theatre Unbound, Collective Unconscious, Fearless Comedy Productions, Impossible Salt, Swandive Theatre, and Six Elements Theatre. Boo graduated Summa Cum Laude from Augsburg University with a B.A in Theater Arts.
Tim Uren
Writer (Random Number Generator)/Performer (Suit the Action, The Gift that Keeps on Giving, Untitled)
For over 25 years, Tim Uren has been performing, writing, and directing theater at festivals and small venues in the Twin Cities. Along the way, has worked with companies such as Theater Pro Rata, the Brave New Workshop, and Theater in the Round. He co-produced a film adaptation of The Curse of Yig that author W. H. Pugmire called “…one of the finest adaptations of a Lovecraft weird tale to cinema that I have ever seen…brilliant and effective in every way.” Uren has also written and designed for board games and card games, notably for several Arkham Horror expansions, as well as Eldritch Horror and its subsequent expansions. This collective experience is what shaped the creation of Ghoulish Delights.
Duck Washington
Writer (Moonbase IV)/Performer (Suit the Action, Untitled, Moonbase IV)
More Information

Suit the Action
by John Heimbuch

When a renowned actress is arrested for performing in drag, the decision to fight for her principles could cost her everything.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving
by Ariel Pinkerton

Poverty changes us... Cassie, behind on bills, turns to plasma donations to make ends meet. But as she gives more and more, what else is draining away?

Random Number Generator
by Tim Uren

Prisoner #63217822 has been chosen for a bizarre medical experiment. His thoughts have been pushed beyond the veil, outside normal time and causation.

by Pat Harrigan

The interrogation of political prisoners yields no results, and someone is sent to find out why. But in this dark, anonymous room, mindless brutality and heartless bureaucracy find common ground.

Moonbase IV
by Duck Washington

After surrendering to extra terrestrial forces in the far reaches of the solar system, an Earthling fighter pilot finds himself imprisoned on a moonbase in the Rylosian system. What he encounters upon his arrival is nowhere near what he anticipated.

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Pat Harrigan

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John Heimbuch

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Dawn Krosnowski

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Gregory Parks

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Ariel Pinkerton

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Tim Uren

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Duck Washington

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About Ghoulish Delights

A Sophisticated Anthology of the Unknown*

“It’s a creepy story well told… delightfully terrifying.” — Matthew A. Everett, TC Daily Planet

Ghoulish Delights is a theatrical performance company dedicated to bringing tales of horror and suspense to Twin Cities stages. The company was established in 2013 by Tim Uren, who serves as the company’s “Chief Ghoul.” In 2022, Ariel Pinkerton came aboard, contributing her expertise as the company’s “Production Banshee.” Productions include original work, established stage plays, and adaptations of classic tales of terror.

In 2016, Ghoulish Delights began producing The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society, an ongoing weekly podcast that revisits the great horror, crime, and suspense shows from the golden age of radio, complete with historical notes, trivia, and a discussion about whether or not it stands the test of time.

*What does “A Sophisticated Anthology of the Unknown” mean?

“…it’s the best kind of horror story; one that haunts you for days afterwards.” — Todd O’Dowd, l’étoile

Back when Alan Moore was writing The Saga of the Swamp Thing comic books, the phrase “Sophisticated Suspense” appeared on the cover. It was a remarkably succinct and accurate description of the stories within. Characters were complex and compelling. Plots challenged readers to delve further into their darkest fears. Those stories stand to this day as a great model of the kind of shows that Ghoulish Delights aims to produce. That’s why the company uses the word “sophisticated” to describe its work.

The horror anthology appears in every conceivable medium: magazines (Weird Tales), radio (Suspense), comic books (Tales from the Crypt) television (The Twilight Zone), and movies (Creepshow). There is a tradition in presenting tales of terror in a format that includes several unique stories and distinct points of view, each of which can stand on its own but collectively come together to create a larger sense of the world’s mysteries. We value diversity both in the content of stories and in the voices that tell them.

Horror is an important genre. We constantly push forward from the safety of what is known into shadowy worlds of uncertainty, a journey that is both exciting and terrifying. Enjoying stories about such journeys is a way to practice being courageous. In sharing our fears, we can overcome them. In fact, we can be delighted by them.
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