Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents


An immersive museum of the macabre!

October 25 - 31, 2018 Postponed

Created by Joel Sass

This event has been postponed. THE BELDENVILLE TROLL will be fast-tracked into workshops for a full production on Open Eye's MainStage, premiering in Spring 2019! Brought to you by the creators of THE RED SHOES, this new exploration of fairy tale themes in contemporary America will delve into the legend of a creature long rumored to haunt the train tunnel in rural Beldenville, Maine. We regret having to postpone visits to the immersive museum exhibit, but we invite you to be among the first to experience the exciting re-opening of this unique attraction which will accompany the premiere of the stage show next spring!

The tiny town of Beldenville, Maine, has a long history of mysterious and violent encounters with a creature rumored to live beneath their bridge. Now the legend and lore of the Beldenville Troll is yours to explore in an interactive underground cellar brimming with giant bones, severed fingers, haunting shadow shows, and creepy exhibits. Not your average haunted house! Come get your scare on—Open Eye style!

Joel Sass is an award-winning writer/director/designer whose work has been seen many times at the Guthrie, the Jungle, Park Square, Theatre Latte Da, and Open Eye, where he previously created THE RED SHOES, an iconoclastic film-noir riff on a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale.  

$25 —  General Admission (Advanced)
$27 — At the door
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Performance Schedule
October 25, 7:30pm
October 26, 7:30pm
October 27, 7:30pm
October 28, 7:30pm
October 29, 7:30pm
October 30, 7:30pm
October 31, 7:30pm (Halloween!)

Recommended for ages 15 and up.

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

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