January 31, 2016

Great moments in the theater

Futility Closet
Edward Falconer’s Oonagh, or, The Lovers of Lismona opened one evening in 1866 at half-past seven. By midnight most of the audience had left; by two o’clock in the morning only a few sleeping critics were still there. At three o’clock the stage crew brought the curtain down with the action still in progress and the play was taken off.
The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre, 2013

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