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  • Great American Medicine Show coming to the Royal Theatre

  • Experience old-time entertainment with an old-time medicine show Jan. 26 at the Royal Theatre. Unlike the snake oil hucksters of old, "Professor B.T. Farquar" doesn't peddle any elixirs or patent pills, but with droll ditties, comic chronicles and unabashed balderdash, the "Charlemagne of Charlatans" dispenses plenty of laughs - perhaps the best medicine of all.
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  • Experience old-time entertainment with an old-time medicine show Jan. 26 at the Royal Theatre. Step back in time more than a hundred years with the Great American Medicine Show coming to the historic City of Versailles.
    Unlike the snake oil hucksters of old, "Professor B.T. Farquar" doesn't peddle any elixirs or patent pills, but he is a mystifying master of magic. With help from the audience, he demonstrates tricks of illusion and sleight of hand, psychic vision chicanery and even a little hoodwinking. With droll ditties, comic chronicles and unabashed balderdash, the "Charlemagne of Charlatans" dispenses plenty of laughs - perhaps the best medicine of all.
    Playing acoustic guitar and graced with a fine voice, the prestigious professor also entertains with the toe-tapping traditional tunes and ballads of Americana music. Farquar is known to spin a mighty fine yarn threaded with historic narratives as well.
    His cohort Curlie Dimple clowns around during the performance. From juggling to puppeteering, she is covers a lot of ground with her giant tricycle.
    If you go
    WHAT The Great American Medicine Show
    WHEN 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26
    WHERE Royal Theatre, located at 107 S. Monroe St. on the downtown square in Versailles
    TICKETS Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-18. Call 573-378-6226 for reserved seating or purchase at the door.
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