The career of stand-up comic Charles is going nowhere until he buys a ventriloquial figure and names him Walter Ego. Charles' wife Susan begins to resent the time her husband spends with his dummy, and Charles attempts to compensate by starting a magic act with his wife. But it is too late: Walter Ego has taken on a murderous life of his own. This hour-long comic nightmare is studded with hysterical, cabaret-style ventriloquial routines. Both the ventriloquest and his wife must be able to throw their voices, and a woman must be sawn in half.
"One of Mr. Ludlam's most inspired creations… mesmerizing... high comic art." - The New York Times "A miniature magic psychodrama, a funny but slightly unnerving vision of the muclear family... pure pleasure." - Village Voice