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Medicine Show at Iowa State Fair

actors perform in medicine show


Saturday, August 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Iowa State Fair
3000 East Grand
Des Moines, United States

The Living History Farms Volunteer Dramatic group will present a performance of Prof. Savage’s Traveling Medicine Show at the Iowa State Fair. Actors in period clothing, representing a small corps of traveling players performing on behalf of a patent medicine company, will present a show incorporating 19th century vaudeville skits, short acts from period plays, humorous poems and readings, and songs. Interspersed amongst the entertainment, the good Prof. Savage will attempt to convince the audience of the healing powers of his Swamp Root Elixir herbal tonic in true 19th century hard-selling style.

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