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‘Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium’ coming to Boston this fall with old-timey entertainment and beverages

“The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden” is hosted by a character named B.S. Swindler.Courtesy of The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden

The live show “The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden” — an attraction that blends acrobats, vaudeville comedy, and beer drinking — is coming to Boston Oct. 12-Nov. 6 for performances under a big top at Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport.

“The moment you step into the foyer tent of The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium, you are instantly transported back in time to a turn-of-the-century traveling medicine show,” co-producer and co-writer Allison Blei said in a press release. “It’s a tongue-in-cheek, Barnumesque mini-melodrama” that revolves around “classic vintage entertainment.”

The 90-minute show, which is intended for grown-ups, features live acrobats and vaudeville comedy led by a character named B.S. Swindler. Starting an hour and a half before showtime, you can pop by Dr. Elixir’s Drink-Ory Garden for food and drink, including The Swindler, a new Harpoon Brewery beer created for the show. Other Harpoon beers will also be available, according to a press release.

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“We are excited to be hosting our very first theatrical experience at Harpoon Brewery to give our fans a whole new way to love beer,” Harpoon Brewery CEO and cofounder Dan Kenary said in a press release.

The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden debuted in Florida in 2018, Blei said in a statement, and the show’s creators have spent the past few years working on different iterations before launching its first out-of-state trip to Boston this fall. The show is an original production from Salto Entertainment, the Florida-based group behind shows like Moto Maniacs and FLIPPIN.

Tickets for “The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden” start at $70 and are available at mrswindles.com or by calling 941-445-7309.


Sam Trottenberg can be reached at sam.trottenberg@globe.com.