Escape into another
Time and Place: into the Era of Rum-Runners, Flappers, and Bathtub
Soft focus your eyes
back to 1929, don a fedora and wide tie, and tell the Purser
you want an outside cabin on the Boat Deck. Prohibition has been
in effect for nine years, and bathtub gin is a national craze.
The stock market is booming. Rum runners ply the moonlit waters
between Rum Row and Long Island. Lovers sway to the music of
the ships orchestra. International spies hold forbidden rendez-vous
on the Prominade Deck. And the nobs of Manhattan society are
planning the upcoming social season.
One reason Americans like to be on board ship
in the 1920s is that they can get drinks there. Cunard's regal
Mauretania has been repainted white and sent on weekend
'cruises to nowhere'escapist voyages out to sea. The Berengaria
is sent on $50 cruises, known as 'booze cruises,' from New York
up and down the coast of Nova Scotia.
Ocean liners are the playground of the rich
and famous. But to ordinary Americans, an impression exists that
the great steamships areto them"Forbidden
The latest and most popular watering hole
in the Big Apple is R.M.S. Forbidden Territory, sailing
under British registry. The grand ocean liner picks up passengers
in Manhattan each evening and then sails out to international
waters for the night: where guests can drink and gamble with
impunity. Everyone who really is anyone has been seen therethe crème-de-la-crème
of high society.
Tonight, gangsters, flappers, socialites,
spies, and federal agents are gathered on New York City's most
fashionable floating nightclub, Forbidden Territory.
You are cordially invited to attend a soirée
aboard the Forbidden Territory, where flappers rub shoulders
with debutantes, cat burglars survey their prey, and gangsters
mix with high society nobs. Money talksand sometimes it whispers "murder."
Have you ever wanted to live the life of a
character in a murder mystery book or motion picture? Here's
your chance! PALLADIAN Interactive Theatre takes its unique concept
of audience-participation drama to the Prohibition era for an
incredible re-creation of the Last Night in the Roaring Twenties.
A Romance Incognito Cruise lets you go to sea as
someone else for a change.