This Day In Theatre History

Ken AshfordHistory, TheatreLeave a Comment

250 years ago today:

On this day [May 31] in 1759, lawmakers in Pennsylvania adopt a law forbidding the performance of plays. The law was adopted in response to pressure from religious groups, particularly Baptists, who found theatrical performances immoral. Anyone found guilty of putting on a play was fined 500 pounds.

Fuckin' religious right.