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Speakeasy Does It

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There has been some wacky legislation during our country's 230-plus years, and the Eighteenth Amendment — the one that prohibited the manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol — was pretty heinous. We all know about Chicago's Al Capone and his notorious speakeasies, but how did the ban affect this city of breweries? The Prohibition Revue tells the tale of Prohibition in St. Louis in the form of an old-fashioned radio drama, using the lyrics of temperance songs and the words of local politicians, businessmen and bootleggers to shine a light on our nation's dark, dry past. The revue, written by local sisters NiNi and Sheila Harris, takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion (3352 DeMenil Place; www.demenil.org) and is performed by the DeMenil Players. The show is free; for more information call 314-771-5828.
Sun., March 16, 2008

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