March 6, 2007
San Francisco (VIA Associated Press)
The Irish of San Francisco are furious over a play at the Davis Theater called â€œThe Belle of Avenue A,â€ which features a character named Mrs. McCluskey who drinks a glass of beer in the first act.
â€œThree times, about 40 people charged the stage and the actors and actresses feared they were about to be attacked,â€ The Times says.
â€œIndignant because the womanâ€™s part in the first act called for the drinking of a glass of beer, two score men, members of the Irish societies of this city, charged the stage and for half an hour refused to allow the play to go on.â€
The riot was reported to the police and the protesters were eventually thrown out of the theater.
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