From our sponsors:
John “Babbacombe” Lee: The Man They Could Not Hang
Fridays & Saturdays January 18 – January 26, 2013
Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of show
Purchase Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
More Info: www.portlandstorytheater.com
1847 E Burnside (NE 18th & E Burnside)
Love history? All things England? Are you a Steampunk aficionado? Maybe you just plain love a good mystery!
John “Babbacombe” Lee, a story set in Victorian England, is an exciting whodunit, complete with scandalous reporting from the Victorian tabloids known as the “penny dreadfuls.”
Master storyteller Lawrence Howard weaves together a fascinating range of topics, including Victorian morals and class divisions, master-servant relations, the English legal system, and the history of capital punishment, focusing on the development of a new invention ‒ the long-drop method of hanging.
John “Babbacombe” Lee was convicted of murdering his master in a three-ring circus of a court, but his execution failed three times—was it mechanical failure, witchcraft, or was it stayed by divine hand?
General Seating, Free Snacks, Beers $3, Wine $5 and Non-alcoholic Beverages $1!