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Old 10-27-2017, 10:05 PM
Pcdunn Pcdunn is offline
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Hello, spirit.

I recently found out that in January and February of 1889, something titled "Jack the Ripper" played at a theatre in Aspen, Colorado. Unfortunately, these references were only one line display ads, so I have no idea if it was a melodrama or comedy. (I'll post the citations tomorrow, but the database was Colorado Historic Newspapers.)

Can't help wondering if this might be one of the earliest dramas about the Ripper?
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