Sydney Sayles Museum Theater Show
Wandering the Destination Colorado exhibit? Look out for Sydney Sayles. Be wary! He's a slick traveling tonic salesman who visits railroad towns on the western plains selling his own brand of healing elixirs. In the re-created town of Keota in the 1920s, Sayles makes a compelling pitch: By restoring people’s ability to walk, he begins to convince the crowd of the power of his healing tonics. However, it’s not long before the recently passed Food and Drug Act is brought up, and he quickly dashes out of town. This interactive theater piece performed by Hugo Sayles always draws a crowd in the Destination Colorado gallery, and light-heartedly explains the complexity of enforcing a new type of legislation, and how prior to its existence tonics could include all manner of ingredients.