The Medicine Showdown

The Medicine Showdown.

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4 start times. 5th at 11:15; 7th at 15:15; 8th at 21:15; 9th at 13:15.
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Set in small-town Georgia during the 1918 global influenza pandemic, public health is placed at odds with the town's economic interests, as a concerned doctor urges the mayor to shut down all public gatherings, including the popular and lucrative local medicine show. Interwoven with the realistic play (inspired by Henrik Ibsen's classic Enemy of the People) are scenes from a period medicine show, complete with tap dance, old time melodrama, country music, and vaudevillian comedy.

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