Down With Demon Rum!
Kings Playhouse, Georgetown
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Songs and Stories of Rum Running on PEI.
Dinner and theatre, featuring fish cakes, baked beans and “demon” rum cake.
Starring Hank and Rowena Stinson.
Date: April 26th, Time: 6:00pm
In 1902 the government of Prince Edward Island banned the sale of alcohol to it’s citizens thus beginning the longest, most successful cottage industry the Island has ever known. For nearly fifty years rum running and bootlegging provided a living for countless Islanders and fortunes for a few enterprising businessmen including Captain Edward Dicks from Georgetown. His legendary rum running schooner, The Nellie J Banks, was eventually seized by the prohibition police and hauled into the government wharf in Charlottetown. Captain Dicks was thrown into jail and subsequently prosecuted by the Canadian Department of Customs and Excise. But we don’t want to give everything away, so come to the King’s Playhouse in Georgetown and find out how it all ended.