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Coney Island Criminals is Dick Zigun's 2013 Creepshow. It is the "true story" of teenage Al Capone getting his famous scars while working as Bartender/Bouncer at Coney Island's The Harvard Inn, a saloon owned by Brooklyn gangster, Frankie Yale. Not only was The Harvard Inn Capone's first job, it was also Jimmy Durante's first job playing piano and Clara Bow's first job waitressing.
This Creepshow Play is interactive entertainment... the audience gets involved... the front seats are splattered with "blood", an audience member might get hit in the face with spaghetti...might get made into the mob...or might end up shot and killed....see it all in living Splash-A-Rama.
Patrons are advised that this performance will include: Cigar Smoking, Blank Gun Fire,
Profanity, Anachronism, Ethnic Stereotypes, Sexual Situations, Dramatic License and Ballistic Pasta.
Coney Island Criminals, Written and Directed by Dick Zigun, Production Design: Kate Dale,
Art by Marie Roberts
Cast: Scott Baker as Jimmy Durante, Michael DiMinico as Frankie Yale, Amanda Jencsik as Clara Bow, Elisa Marti as Lena Gallucio, Luis Michaels as Frank Galluci, Adam Mick as Al Capone.
Dates and Times: October 11-12, 7pm and 9pm,
October 13, 5pm and 7pm, October 18-19, 7pm and 9pm, October 20, 5pm and 7pm, October 25-26, 7pm and 9pm, October 27, 5pm and 7pm,
October 28-30, 8pm, October 31, 7pm, 9pm, 11pm.
All tickets $15 in advance or at the door. Advance tickets at
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Coney Island Criminals is the premiere project of FUNHOUSE PHILOSOPHERS, the new resident theater company of Coney Island USA, under the direction of Artistic Director and Playwright Dick Zigun.


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