It touts water features, elaborate machinery, and fireworks.And if that doesn't prove titillating, you could watch actors try to break a two-hundred pound stone on some guy's chest.The original billing for this entertainment declared that it concluded with “a grand Pantomimical Finale called The Shipwreck or the Aerial Travellers, in which will be exhibited a real Air Balloon, with new Scenery and Machinery." , printed by Mr. Rind in Williamsburg on April 14, 1768, advertised that after a performance of “The Orphan, or the Unhappy Marriage”, a comic dance called “The Bedlamites” would ensue.

So take your foot off the accelerator and let a man initiate his interactions with you.

Only then will you progress to…This is that “in-between” stage.

During intermission and even after the show, dances and pantomimes (performers expressing meaning through gestures during music) would amuse attendees.

Washington’s step-granddaughter Nelly Custis saw in New York on October 8, 1789.

Can you imagine George Washington laughing heartily while seeing a musical called "The Romp, or A Cure for the Spleen"?

Washington might have been "on the stage of human action" but he actually really loved going to the theater.The 18 century had its own share of “classics” and “new releases”.Offerings included the works of Shakespeare and fresh pieces from contemporary playwrights like George Farquhar and Isaac Bickerstaffe.Washington saw repeat performances of his favorite plays.He favored particular actors, and was even known to take in four plays in one week!century are no different from our Netflix categories today.