Fact or Fiction: A Mostly-True Crime History Podcast

Eddie Foy and the Iroquois Theater Fire of 1903

June 14, 2021 Season 2 Episode 10
Fact or Fiction: A Mostly-True Crime History Podcast
Eddie Foy and the Iroquois Theater Fire of 1903
Show Notes

In late December of 1903, the beautiful new Iroquois Theater in Chicago performed a matinee of the family-friendly musical Mr. Bluebeard to a sold-out audience.  Midway through the performance, an overloaded stage light caught fire, and what happened is stranger than fiction.  Listen carefully because it's tricky to know what's Fact or Fiction!