As part of the Festival of Independent Theatres, Circus Freaks will present Playthings. William Augustus Dinkelmeyer, master toymaker and purveyor of industrial-strength whimsy, has lived an incredibly colorful life. Along his adventurous way, he has picked up some arcane secrets … including how to offer the spark of life to his creations. As with all powerful magics, this godlike ability comes at a price. With each toy Dinkelmeyer brings into existence, some of his mind and memories disappear.