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Strange Country

Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Oct 4, 2018

Strange Country's second-ever live show features Mormon founder Joseph Smith and his seer stone and many wives. Learn about Missouri's hidden secret and Smith's last moments before being murdered by an angry mob. Thanks to Auburn Public Theater for hosting us.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

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