The Prescott Schools’ Drama Club is holding its fall play “Murder of the 4th Wall” on Nov. 6-7 in the Prescott Middle School gymnasium.
The play was written by Drama Club members and set right in Prescott in the fall of 1922.
At the time, Prohibition has been enacted and women are exerting their individuality and flexing their political muscles with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving them the right to vote. Bootleg whisky and gambling have become big business in the nation as the unforeseen consequences of the 18th Amendment’s ban on alcohol threaten to topple morality, infringe upon individual freedoms, and destroy governmental systems. From his command post in Chicago, Al Capone has gained control of these illegal operations. All across the nation and especially in the Upper Midwest, Capone and his men have established "safe cities" where they can hide and St. Paul is one of those.
The play takes place in an imaginary old mansion on the St. Croix River, just a ferry ride away from one of the gangster's hide-outs along the Wabasha Street caves. Add a private investigator, his three daughters, a reclusive mystery novelist, and a mafia family....and (as the song went back then) anything goes!
Showtimes on Nov. 6 are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and the showtime on Nov. 7 is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per seat.
|The cast of "Murder of the 4th Wall"|