HEAD Is Making Headway

Did you know that our fearless leader–Keith Paul–is a puppeteer?

It’s true! He’s partnered with those crazy kids over at Elmwood Productions for a few projects now, including his role in the highly-anticipated, all-puppet horror flick HEAD!

HEAD is a one-of-a-kind film starring an all puppet cast in a throwback to the slasher films of the 1970’s and 1980’s. A group of twenty somethings go for a nice fall weekend camping trip and end up in the middle of nightmare they may never escape from…

And now? HEAD is going on the road!!!

HEAD - HORROR THE ELMWOOD WAY is a puppet horror film harking back to the 70s era of horror. Screenings will be held on 3/28 and 3/29 in Plantsville, Connecticut

That’s right–HEAD will be a part of **3** film festivals, getting out in front of more eyes, and (hopefully!) winning some well-deserved accolades!

  • On September 18, 2015, HEAD is screening as part of the late nite screenings at the Lake Erie Arts and Film Festival in Sandusky, Ohio! – you can find the full festival schedule here: http://lakeeriefilm.org/2015festival.html
  • Come out for a special screening of HEAD in Belfast, Ireland on October 24, 2015–just in time for Halloween! Check out the website for The Yellow Fever Indie Film Fest at Movie House Cinemas for all the details! http://theyfiff.wix.com/theyfiff
  • Fall festival season continues!!! HEAD will be screening on HALLOWEEN at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, California, at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp on October 31, 2015! And it’s been nominated for “BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS” in a feature film!

AND HEAD was just added to the Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 20-26, 2015! This is a biggie–Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival has been named one of the Top 13 Horror Film Festivals to Die For by Movie Maker Magazine!

Looks like HEAD is taking over the world!! You’ll want to be there to see history in the making!!


Keith Paul continues to Team Up with Elmwood Productions!

Our fearless leader, Keith Paul, lover of puppets, and his new teammates over at Elmwood Productions bring more film to Paris In Plantsville as they continue their screening spree this summer with a short film double-feature!

Paris in Plantsville presents a double feature of short films on August 21 & 22, 2015. August 21 and 22, they’ll be screening the thriller, The Hollow Waltz, from Euphio Films, and the comedy, The Risley Brothers, from Elmwood Productions.

Look for more film events to be announced!

The doors open at 7PM for both screenings, with the films starting at 8PM–$5.00 at the door for admission. Following the screenings, the filmmakers and cast members will be on hand for Q&A sessions.

THE HOLLOW WALTZ: Written and Directed by S.W. Rand

In a city filled with corruption and greed, a sorted array of characters lead this tale through a corrupt New England city. Everyone is trying to survive another few days, despite their dwindling luck. Revenge, backstabbing, and riches make for a good time in Frog Hollow. Rated R for language and violent behavior. www.euphiofilms.com


Wes and Quig have just re-opened their grandfather’s bar. With low expectations for success, and discovering that the old regulars have all passed away, they aren’t sure if they will make this first month’s electric bill. But they have bigger problems to deal with: the women in their lives… Rated PG-13 for language and brief sexual discussions. www.elmwoodproductions.com

Total run-time for both films is approximately 90 minutes.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Do It for The Puppets!

You might remember Elmwood Productions from ANIMAL BEHAVIOR last December. Not only do these crazy kids put on live puppet performances for your wonder and amazement, it turns out that they’re also pretty skilled at making movies. The Desultory Theatre Club’s own Keith Paul has partnered with them on a hell of a project that you won’t want to miss!

HEAD **Horror Film Starring Puppets!** is exactly what it sounds like–a 70’s-style B-horror film populated entirely by puppets…who are playing it straight as humans. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

What could be better than a weekend camping retreat with your friends? What could be worse than finding out the woods where you’re setting up camp was the site of a brutal mass murder from the decade before? Four young men and women are about to find out more than they ever bargained for in HEAD.

This is where you come in… There’s less than a week to go on the HEAD Kickstarter and they’re short of their goal. If they don’t reach their minimum funding, they will get nothing, nada, zip, ZILCH! All that money raised so far goes away! Even $1 can make the difference between a dream and a reality. Do it for the little company out of Plainville, Connecticut with a panache for puppetry. Do it for Keith Paul’s debut with Elmwood Productions. Do it for the puppets!

“ANIMAL BEHAVIOR” from Elmwood Productions

The Desultory Theatre Club presents…
Elmwood Productions‘ crazy puppet web series!!!


On Saturday, Dec 21st, come follow the misadventures of two special felines: the charming and murderous Tugger, and the clueless kitten, Ripper. Find out what hijinks they have in store for their frazzled owner Jon!

“My cats are trying to kill me.”

It’s one of the first things you’ll hear him confess.


A G-Rated Puppet Comedy for ages 6 & Up!! Free with Donation!! $5.00 Suggested Donation to benefit The Torrington Animal Shelter or bring a toy for Toy 4 Tots!

Doors open at 6:30! Show starts at 7pm!

The Desultory Theatre Club – 63 Water Street – Torrington, CT

1 Week Til Circus Time!!!

Hey there Boys and Girls!
Thinking about coming to the Circus? Here’s a helpful reminder of the schedule and how much fun you could have!
7:00pm – The Rocket Lands! Come down early and enjoy some great food from the gastronauts at Rocket Fine Street Foods! As you’re enjoying your goodies check out the exciting new changes happening around you in the downtown area!
7:40pm – Doors open to the Event! Come on in early to grab a good seat! For those 21 and over BYOB! Stop in and check out Artwell‘s 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibit!
8:00pm-ish – The Show Begins with a Mystery Puppet Show called “Balls of Moss”! What’s it about? I really have no idea, So let’s find out together!!!
8:15pm-ish – It’s a sideshow! It’s a variety show! It’s a stunt show! It’s a freak show! It’s the Circus Delecti! Laugh and Marvel at the Amazing tricks and stunts that will unfold before your very eyes! A Human Blockhead! A Contortionist! A Belly Dancer! And a Ninja vs Pirate Strongman Competition!! And much more!!!

9:00pm-ish – Get ready for The Ultra Violets!! Original Rock n’ Roll in the Style of the Flaming Lips, White Stripes, Radiohead, Beatles, Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan. Also Trees, Space, Existence, The sky and Dreams!

All this Amazing entertainment for such a low price?!? It’s a great night to experience one of the many new events that The Desultory Theatre Club and Torrington has to offer!

The Desultory Theatre Club’s Rock n Roll Circus Show!
An Evening of Original Theatrics, Circus Sideshow Stunts and Rock n’ Roll!!

19 Water Street – Torrington, CT

18 & Older to Attend – For those 21 & Over – BYOB!

Tickets $10 at the Door.

There will also be a limited number of $8 Standing Room Only Tickets!

The Desultory Theatre Club’s Rock n Roll Circus Show!

Ladies and Gentleman! Children of all ages! (18 & Over)

Right here, on this very stage, The Desultory Theatre Club proudly presents an Evening of Original Theatrics, Circus Sideshow Stunts and Rock n’ Roll!!

Featuring: Circus Delecti and The Ultra Violets!

Circus Delecti!


It’s a sideshow. It’s a variety show. It’s a stunt show. It’s a freak show. A Human Blockhead! A Contortionist! A Belly Dancer! And a Ninja vs Pirate Strongman Competition!!

The Ultra Violets! Original Rock n’ Roll in the Style of the Flaming Lips, White Stripes, Radiohead, Beatles, Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan. Also Trees, Space, Existence, The sky and Dreams.



*UPDATE*  – 6/18 – Now featuring munchies and crunchies from the crazy kids at Rocket Fine Street Food!

*UPDATE* – 6/20 – Did somebody say Puppets?  Just added to the bill… “Balls of Moss” featuring Anthony Barone and Benvolio Tomaiuolo!

Come see what’s next from the DTC and also check out Artwell’s 15th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibit!

The Desultory Theatre Club’s Rock n Roll Circus Show!

19 Water Street – Torrington, CT For those 21 & Over – BYOB!

Tickets $10 at the Door.

“We are limited only by the ability and imagination of those who call us friends and fellow artists.”