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The transcendent horror of Burning Bluebeard 

The Ruffians revive a sweet tale of catastrophe.

Dean Evans, Jay Torrence, Leah Urzendowski Courser, Ryan Walters, and Anthony Courser

Dean Evans, Jay Torrence, Leah Urzendowski Courser, Ryan Walters, and Anthony Courser

Evan Hanover

On December 30, 1903, the Iroquois Theatre in downtown Chicago held a matinee performance of Mr. Bluebeard, a touring show about a potentate who murders his many wives and hangs them from hooks in a secret room. If the story line was…

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