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About Queen of the Mist

"Queen of the Mist" is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, who in 1901 set out to be the first person to go over the Niagra Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine views for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. "Queen of the Mist" includes a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa's signature complexity and insight.

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Firebrand Theatre at The Den Theatre

1331 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

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