The World Finder: A Tragedy in Three Acts
For the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Steele MacKaye endeavored to build the world’s largest theater, the Spectatorium, with 25 stages and seating for 8,000 people. Using real water, real plants, and a cast of thousands, the featured theatrical production would have told one of history’s greatest stories—Columbus’s voyage to America. The Spectatorium and MacKaye’s career failed epically.
CAST: Martin Billheimer, Sid Branca, Paul Durica, Kenneth Morrison, Max Wastler
MUSIC: Jon Langford
LOCATION: Gallery 400