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Medicine Shows

melodrama society re-enacting medicine show

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Date:
Saturday, August 26
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The cure for anything that ails you!

Saturday, August 26 • 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. • Behind Flynn Mansion Moved to Church of the Land

Included with General Admission

The Living History Farms Melodrama Society presents Professor Savage’s Traveling Medicine Show. Actors in period clothing represent a small corps of traveling players performing on behalf of a patent medicine company. They incorporate 19th-century vaudeville skits, short acts from period plays, humorous poems and readings, and songs. Along with the entertainment, Professor Savage will attempt to convince you of the healing powers of his Swamp Root Elixir herbal tonic in 19th-century hard-selling style. A healthy dose of skepticism is advised!

Each performance lasts approximately a half-hour.

 

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