Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

poster3Friday and Saturday evenings in October 2016
DATES: October 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 (There will be no performance on October 15.)
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: $22 in advance; $25 at the door Sold Out for tonight’s performance
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 75 minutes
As with coastal cities throughout the United States in the 19th century, Savannah was the location of tragic yellow fever outbreaks.  In 1820 the city’s outbreak was widespread.  This October see a newly imagined historical recreation of Savannah’s dreadful Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 with particular emphasis on Georgia’s first female physician, Mary Lavinder, the destination of the soul and images of medical techniques of the period presented in a magic lantern setting.  A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments by costumed performers.  In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half to the city’s population, both free and enslaved Africans, are revealed.

Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.