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December 31 - December 31, 1969
Dinah Lane Theater
Fork & Shoe Theatre Co-op Presents A Pain in the Molasses

One unseasonably warm day in January 1919, the large brown tank at 529 Commercial Street burst. A tidal wave of 2.3 million gallons of molasses tsunami-ed through the streets of Boston's North End, wiping out people, horses, and T stations. A Pain in the Molasses by Jael Whitney tells the fascinating tale of Boston's stickiest disaster. Full of puppets, music, dance, and historical accuracy, Fork & Shoe's newest production is a cautionary tale about corporate greed and a testament to the power of the people. The show opens with a special performance from the Gosh Darn Brass Band.

Tickets to this all-ages event are on a sliding scale with three price options. Your purchase of a Benefactor ticket helps us offer a low Standard Admission price and a Budget Friendly option, to keep the arts accessible to all in our community.

Fork & Shoe is a performance production company that focuses on interactive, accessible work, community-building puppet shows, and brass band music, all across the Boston area. To follow along and get involved, find @forknshoe on Instagram!

Content Note: A Pain in the Molasses makes light of a deadly tragedy. The show contains moments of abrupt light changes and loud music.

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