Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents


August 2 - 4, 2018

A FUSEBOX project by Joel Sass

Trip, trap, trip, trap—who’s walking over my bridge? Welcome to Beldenville, Maine, where townsfolk scoff at the legend of a troll who lives under their bridge—until one dark night a child vanishes and is never seen again. Once famous for maple syrup, Beldenville is now notorious as a place where citizens can vanish for years, but sometimes return having been 'troll-bit'--changed and unrecognizable to those they left behind.  Mythic, mysterious, and full of frights and laughs, FINGER-BONE is a modern fable about childhood’s end—and adulthood’s beginning. 

FINGER-BONE is a work-in -progress presented as an intimate, immersive exhibition in the cellar of Open Eye Theatre:

  • Peruse artifacts from the town's disturbing history...
  • Taste the last of the famous maple syrup beer from the Beldenville Caves...
  • Explore the giant bones exhumed in 1866 on the Penobscot farm...
  • Page through the police files of The Missing ....and hear the recorded testimony of Those Who Returned....
  • Peek through the stone wall that seals the entrance to the infamous Beldenville Tunnel....if you dare!


FUSEBOX projects are exciting, unpredictable, new works in development, created by Twin Cities artists exploring new intersections between performance, song, puppetry, dance, and visual art.

Audiences are an important part of the process! Performances of these new works give artists an opportunity to interact with audiences and refine their productions based on audience feedback.

$15 — General Admission
$12 — with Fringe Festival button
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. Pay as able at the door.
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Performance Schedule
August 2, 7:30pm
August 3, 7:30pm
August 4, 7:30pm

Runtime: 60 minutes

Contact Open Eye at or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information, including ASL reservation.

This show is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please be aware that ongoing construction on 35W and surrounding streets and bridges will affect your route to Open Eye. Please allow extra time getting to the theatre. We recommend using map apps to navigate to the theatre, following posted detour signs, and consulting MNDOT for current projects at