Dreamland: A Compilation

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Dreamland (A Compilation)[1]
The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
October 24, 2000
David Franks, William Reinert, Grace Zabriskie, Stanley, Joe Frank
Real People, 58 minutes
Preceded by: Karma Memories
Followed by: Karma Crash

"Basically time is just a dimension of the universe."

Dreamland (A Compilation) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on October 24, 2000.


This show is all re-used material, none from Dreamland; Dreamland isn't even mentioned.

'Time is just a dimension of the universe…' a homeless fellow delivers a monologue on time, energy, the universe, sound, California, Los Angeles (which he calls a giant tick)…[1]

10: 'Alice don't know me that well' protests a woman to a crazy 'preacher', prankster David Franks, who wants to come over for a séance.[2]

16:30: A guy worries that he's psychotic, complains that people think he's gay.[3]

26:40: Crazy preacher (David Franks) calls a person (sounds like a woman to me; preacher addresses him/her as 'brother'), leads him/her in a crazy prayer ('Clytemnestra's daughter … African Eurasian tiger pussycat'…).[4]

35: Excerpts from 'Dial-a-prayers'[2]

42: A woman (Grace Zabriskie) talks about bliss, which comes upon her unawares, for no discernible reason, how much she likes it, how it makes her life worth living.[2]

45: A guy reads tarot cards over the phone.[5]

49:40: A guy remembers his father, how he could always rely on him. The father commandeered a street-sweeper in Georgia, drove it into a cemetery.[5]

54:20: A guy who can't find his hotel stays at another.[3]

Legacy Synopsis

A paranoid homeless man, a bizarre telephone preacher, and a lonely male nurse share the stage of this surreal program.

Also see Dreamland.


Shared material


The NPR Playhouse version identifies it as Dreamland, credits David Franks, William Reinert (the Loner? the guy who remembered his father?) , and Grace Zabriskie, with special thanks to Stanley (the homeless guy?). Reinert's other credit is Streetwise - could he have played the homeless guy?

External links


  1. originally in Streetwise
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 originally in Prayer
  3. 3.0 3.1 originally in Loner
  4. originally in A Natural Disaster
  5. 5.0 5.1 originally in Hot Line