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Play set at World's Fair?

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Play set at World's Fair?#1
Posted: 1/3/21 at 3:53pm

Does anyone know of any plays set at the World's Fair (chicago)? I vaguely remember hearing about one in a theater class, but I cannot for the life of me remember who it was by or what it was called. 

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Play set at World's Fair?#2
Posted: 1/3/21 at 4:24pm
I can’t answer your question, but I’ve always thought there should be a theatrical adaptation of DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY. I was really looking forward to the film adaptation from Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio... but now it is going to be a mini series on Hulu and DiCaprio and Scorsese are no longer set to star and direct, just produce.
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Play set at World's Fair?#3
Posted: 1/3/21 at 4:29pm

Of course Act II of SHOWBOAT opens at the Chicago World's Fair. There's a whole song about it and everything (though the lyrics completely forget to mention a mass-murderer in their midst.)

Parenthetically, MEET ME IN ST LOUIS concludes at that city's Worlds Fair.

I don't believe I've ever heard of a play that touches on the 1939 World's Fair in New York, or the 1965 one either. Anyone know of any?